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Egypt is located in the northeastern corner of Africa covering a total area of nearly one million km2. Egypt is the 49th largest economy in the world with 14.5% GDP. Cairo, the capital of Egypt is one of the largest cities in the world located by the Nile River. Most of Egypt’s industrial products are produced in Cairo or pass through it on the Nile River. Agriculture is one of the main sectors in Egypt with total cultivated area 7.2 million feddans. In addition, 28% of Egypt’s workforce engage in agriculture. In the past decade Egypt’s agricultural crop production has increased by more than 20%.
Egypt International Exhibition Centre
Halls 1, 2, and 3
The best ways to move in Cairo are by metro train or taxi.
Cairo's Metro system is by far the most efficient way to get around. There are three lines that converge in the centre of the city, and trains carry passengers to attractions like the Egyptian Museum and those found in Coptic Cairo. Trains run every day from around 5 to 1 a.m. One-way tickets cost about 1 Egyptian pound (around $0.11) each and can be purchased at ticket booths located in each station.
Cairo contains two breeds of taxis. Older unofficial cabs (known as "black-and-whites") are the cheapest, but these vehicles don't charge fares based on a meter, so you'll have to negotiate the cost with the driver before setting out. Another option is to use the yellow or white cabs, which do use meters and have starting base fares of 3.50 Egyptian pounds (or less than $0.50). Some yellow and white cab drivers may try to overcharge so to avoid incurring unexpected fees, always come prepared with extra cash.
Population 94.8 Million (2018 est.)
Currency Egyptian pounds
Official Language Arabic
Calling Code +20
Time Zone EET (GMT +2)
Capital City Cairo
Climate Desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters