Topic outline of Egypt

Topic outline of Egypt

:"For further information, see the List of modern Egypt-related topics, List of Egypt-related articles (alphabetical index)."

Egypt, officially known as the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country in North Africa that includes the Sinai Peninsula, a land bridge to Asia. Covering an area of about convert|1001450|km2|sp=us, Egypt borders Libya to the west, Sudan to the south and the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east. Its northern coast borders the Mediterranean Sea; the eastern coast borders the Red Sea.

Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa. The great majority of its estimated 80 million people (2007) live near the banks of the Nile River, in an area of about convert|40000|km2|sp=us, where the only arable agricultural land is found. The large areas of the Sahara Desert are sparsely inhabited. About half of Egypt's residents live in the densely-populated centres of greater Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities in the Nile Delta.

Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx. The southern city of Luxor contains numerous ancient artefacts, such as the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. Egypt is widely regarded as an important political and cultural nation of the Middle East.

The following topic outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to Egypt:


General reference

* Pronunciation:
* Adjective: Egyptian
* International rankings of Egypt

Geography of Egypt

: "Main article: Geography of Egypt"

* Egypt is: a country
* Location:
** Northern Hemisphere and Eastern Hemisphere
** Africa
*** North Africa
*** Sahara Desert
** Middle East
** Extreme points of Egypt
* Population of Egypt: 75,360,000 people (2008 estimate) - 14th most populous country
* Area of Egypt: unit sqkm|1002450|0|lk=on - 30th largest country

Environment of Egypt

* Climate of Egypt
* Ecology of Egypt
** Ecoregions of Egypt
** Renewable energy in Egypt
* Geology of Egypt
* National parks of Egypt
* Protected areas of Egypt
* Wildlife of Egypt
** Flora of Egypt
** Fauna of Egypt
*** Birds of Egypt
*** Mammals of Egypt

Geographic features of Egypt

* Deserts of Egypt
** Western Desert (North Africa)
** Eastern Desert
* Islands of Egypt
* Lakes of Egypt
* Mountains of Egypt
** Volcanoes in Egypt
* Rivers of Egypt
** Waterfalls of Egypt
* Valleys of Egypt
* World Heritage Sites in Egypt
* Suez Canal

Regions of Egypt

: "Main article: Regions of Egypt"

* Nile Valley and Delta
* Western Desert (also known as the Libyan Desert)
* Eastern Desert (also known as the Arabian Desert)
* Sinai Peninsula

Ecoregions of Egypt

: "Main article: Ecoregions in Egypt"

Administrative divisions of Egypt

: "Main article: Administrative divisions of Egypt"

** Governorates of Egypt (28)
*** Markazes of Egypt (166)
**** Municipalities of Egypt
***** Districts of Egypt

Governorates of Egypt

Municipalities of Egypt

* Capital of Egypt: Cairo
* Cities of Egypt

Demography of Egypt

: "Main article: Demographics of Egypt"

Government and politics of Egypt

: "Main article: Government of Egypt and Politics of Egypt"

* Form of government: Semi-presidential republic
* Capital of Egypt: Cairo

* Elections in Egypt
** (specific elections)
* Political parties in Egypt
* Political scandals of Egypt
* Taxation in Egypt

Branches of the government of Egypt

Executive branch of the government of Egypt

* Head of state: President of Egypt
* Head of government: Prime Minister of Egypt
** Cabinet of Egypt

Legislative branch of the government of Egypt

* Parliament of Egypt
** Upper house: Shura Council
** Lower house: People's Assembly of Egypt

Judicial branch of the government of Egypt

* Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt
* Court of Cassation
* Court of Appeal
* Court of First Instance
* Courts of limited jurisdiction
* Family Court

Foreign relations of Egypt

* United States-Egypt relations

International organization membership

Egypt is a member of:
* United Nations

Law and order in Egypt

: "Main article: Law of Egypt"

* Capital punishment in Egypt
* Constitution of Egypt
* Crime in Egypt
* Human rights in Egypt
** LGBT rights in Egypt
** Freedom of religion in Egypt
* Law enforcement in Egypt

Media of Egypt

: "Main article: Media of Egypt"

Military of Egypt

: "Main article: Military of Egypt"

* Command
** Commander-in-chief:
*** Ministry of Defence of Egypt
* Forces
** Army of Egypt
** Navy of Egypt
** Air Force of Egypt
** Special forces of Egypt
* Military history of Egypt
* Military ranks of Egypt

Local government in Egypt

History of Egypt

* Ancient Egypt
** List of ancient Egypt topics
* Egyptian capitals throughout history
* Egyptomania
* Military history of Egypt

By period

# History of ancient Egypt: 3100 BC to 525 BC
# History of Achaemenid Egypt: 525 BC to 332 BC
# History of Ptolemaic Egypt: 332 BC to 30 BC
# History of Roman Egypt: 30 BC to AD 639
# History of Arab Egypt: 639 to 1517
# History of Ottoman Egypt: 1517 to 1805
# History of Egypt under the Muhammad Ali dynasty: 1805 to 1882
# History of modern Egypt: since 1882

Culture of Egypt

: "Main article: Culture of Egypt"

* Egyptians
* Architecture of Egypt
* Cuisine of Egypt
* Ethnic minorities in Egypt
* Festivals in Egypt
* Humor in Egypt
* Languages of Egypt
** Egyptian language
* Media in Egypt
* National symbols of Egypt
** Coat of arms of Egypt
** Flag of Egypt
** National anthem of Egypt
* Prostitution in Egypt
* Public holidays in Egypt
* Religion in Egypt
** Buddhism in Egypt
** Christianity in Egypt
** Hinduism in Egypt
** Islam in Egypt
** Judaism in Egypt
** Sikhism in Egypt
* World Heritage Sites in Egypt

The Arts in Egypt

* Art in Egypt "(see also Art of Ancient Egypt)"
* Cinema of Egypt
* Literature of Egypt
* Music of Egypt
* Television in Egypt
* Theatre in Egypt

Sports in Egypt

: "Main article: Sports in Egypt"

* Egypt at the Olympics
* Football in Egypt

Economy of Egypt

: "Main article: Economy of Egypt"

* Economic rank (by nominal GDP): 52nd (fifty-second)

* Agriculture in Egypt
* Communications in Egypt
* Companies of Egypt
* Currency of Egypt: Egyptian pound
* Economic history of Egypt
* Mining in Egypt
* National Bank of Egypt
* Oil industry in Egypt
* Tourism in Egypt
* Transport in Egypt

Education in Egypt

: "Main article: Education in Egypt"

Infrastructure of Egypt

* Communications in Egypt
** Internet in Egypt
* Energy in Egypt
* Health care in Egypt
* Transportation in Egypt
** Airports in Egypt
** Highway system of Egypt
** Rail transport in Egypt
* Water supply and sanitation in Egypt

See also

* Arabic Wikipedia
* List of ancient Egypt topics
* List of basic geography topics
* List of Egypt-related articles (alphabetical index)
* List of Egypt-related topics
* List of international rankings
* List of modern Egypt-related topics

External links

* [ Eternal Egypt]
* Leonard William King, "History of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria in the Light of Recent Discovery", [ Project Gutenberg] .
* Gaston Camille Charles Maspero, "History of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria", in 12 volumes, [ Project Gutenberg] .
* [ Rural poverty in Egypt] (IFAD)
* [ Ancient Egyptian Civilization - Aldokkan]
* [ Encyclopaedia Britannica's Egypt Country Page]
* [ Egyptian Government Services Portal]
* [ Egypt State Information Services]
* [ Egypt Information Portal] - available in Arabic and English
* [ BBC News Country Profile - "Egypt"]
* [ CIA World Factbook - "Egypt"]
* [ Amnesty International's 2005 Report on Egypt.]
* [ US State Department - "Egypt"] includes Background Notes, Country Study and major reports
* [ Business Anti-Corruption Portal] Egypt Country Profile
* [ Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports regarding Egypt]
* [ Egypt Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection]
* [ Egyptian History (urdu) ]
* [ By Nile and Tigris] , a narrative of journeys in Egypt and Mesopotamia on behalf of the British museum between the years 1886 and 1913, by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge, 1920 "(a searchable facsimile at the University of Georgia Libraries; DjVu & [ layered PDF] format)"
* [ Egypt Online Directory]
* [ The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights ]
* [ PortSaid Free-zone forums]

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