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Egypt, Arab Republic of (Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya)locked

  • Robert Anderson,
  • Salwa El-Shawan Castelo-Branco
  •  and Virginia Danielson

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Country in North Africa at the south-eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, with its capital at Cairo. Although its total area is close to one million km², its cultivated and settled area, which includes the Nile valley and delta and the oases, is only about 35,500 km². The two main districts are Lower Egypt (around the delta region) and Upper Egypt. Of its total population of about 68 million (...

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