Focus on: Egypt

Overview

Sourced from IMUNA:
Egypt is located in the continent of Africa, neighboring Ethiopia and Libya as well as the Mediterranean Sea. The famed Nile River was the host of one of the early four civilizations, and the country has since retained rich cultural artifacts as well as garnered a new position as the connection between Africa and the Middle East. In addition to its leading role in the North African Arab community, Egypt has more recently been known for its uprising during the Arab Spring and subsequent deposing of its long time dictator. At a critical point in its history, Egypt will experience more changes to come.

Statistics

  • Capital: Cairo
  • Population: 90.2 million
  • Area (in sq. km): 1,001,450
  • Language(s): Arabic
  • Median Age (years): 24.7
  • Human Development Indicators (2016)
    • Human Development Index: 0.682
    • Human Development Rank: 111
    • Life expectancy at birth (years): 71.1
    • Expected years of schooling (years): 13.1
    • Mean years of schooling (years): 7.1
    • Gross national income (GNI) per capita (2011 PPP $): 10,064
    • Coefficient of human inequality: 28.3
    • Gender Development Index (GDI): 0.884
    • Population in multidimensional poverty (%): 4.2
    • Population near multidimensional poverty (%): 5.6
    • Employment to population ratio (% ages 15 and older): 43.5
    • Internet users (% of population): 35.9
    • Carbon dioxide emissions per capita (tonnes): 2.4
      • Forest area (% of total land area): 0.1
      • Forest area (total change %, 1990-2015): 65.9

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