Arab World


05. Egypt



Arab Republic of Egypt
Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya




The International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who. Ed. Jennifer Dilworth, Megan Stuart-Jones. Leiden: Brill Publisher, 2010. Section: States of  the World, s.v. 'Egypt'.

Capital: Cairo (Population estimate, 2008: 17 million)
Head of State: Muhammad Hosni Mubarak (President)
National Flag: Horizontal tricolour, red, white and black; the white stripe is charged with the national emblem, a gold Eagle of Saladin facing the hoist side with a shield superimposed on its chest above a scroll bearing the name of the country in Arabic

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