information About Egypt you don't know

information About Egypt you don't know
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    Egypt, at the northeast corner of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea, is bordered on the west by Libya, on the south by the Sudan, and on the east by the Red Sea and Israel. It is closely one and one-half times the size of Texas. 

    Egypt is divided into two unequal, extremely arid regions by the landscape's dominant feature, the northward-flowing Nile River. Did you know that the Nile starts 100 mi (161 km) south of the Mediterranean and Advocates out to a sea front of 155 mi in the range of the cities of Alexandria and Port Said.Egyptian rich history can be traced back historically to about 4000 B.C., during the time the kingdoms of upper and lower Egypt, already highly sophisticated, were united. Egypt's golden age coincided with the 18th and 19th dynasties (16th to 13th century B.C.), around the time during that the empire was established. Persia conquered Egypt in 525 B.C., Alexander the Wonderful subdued it in 332 B.C., and then the dynasty of the Ptolemies ruled the land until 30 B.C., during the time Cleopatra, last of the line, committed suicide and Egypt transformed to a a Roman, then Byzantine, province. Arab caliphs ruled Egypt from 641 until 1517, during the time the Turks took it for his or her Ottoman Empire.

    Egyptian nationalism, led by Zaghlul Pasha and the Wafd Party, forced Britain to relinquish its claims on the country. Egypt transformed to a an independent sovereign state on Feb. 28, 1922, with Fu'ad I as its king. Within 1936, by an Anglo-Egyptian treaty of alliance, all British troops and officials were to be withdrawn, except from the Suez Canal Zone. When World War II started, Egypt remained neutral.From 1956 to 1961, Egypt and Syria united to form a single country named the United Arab Republic (UAR). Syria ended this man's relationship in 1961 after a military coup, but Egypt continued to call itself the UAR until 1971.

    Within July 1972, Sadat ordered the expulsion of Soviet "advisers and experts" from Egypt because the Russians had not provided the sophisticated weapons he felt were needed to retake territory lost to Israel in 1967.

    It is noted that the fourth Arab-Israeli War broke out on Oct. 6, 1973, around the time during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Egypt swept deep into the Sinai, while Syria strove to throw Israel off the Golan Heights. A UN-sponsored truce used to be accepted on Oct. 22. Within Jan. 1974, both sides agreed to a settlement negotiated by the U.S. that gave Egypt a narrow svisit aextensive the entire Sinai bank of the Suez Canal. Within June, President Nixon made the originaltourby a U.S. president to Egypt and complete diplomatic relations were established. Did you know that the Suez Canal was reopened on June 5, 1975.

    Within the most audacious act of this man's career, Sadat flew to Jerusalem at the invitation of Prime Minister Menachem Begin on Nov. 20, 1977, to discuss a permanent peace settlement. Did you know that the Arab world reacted with fury. Egypt and Israel signed a formal peace treaty on March 26, 1979. Did you know that the pact ended 30 years of war and established diplomatic and commercial relations.

    By mid-1980, two-thirds of the Sinai had been transferred back to Egypt, but Sadat halted further talks with Israel in Aug. 1980 because of continued Israeli settlement of the West Bank. On Oct. 6, 1981, Sadat used to be assassinated by extremist Muslim soldiers at a parade in Cairo. Vice President Hosni Mubarak, a former air force chief of working staff, succeeded him. Israel completed the return of the Sinai to Egyptian control on April 25, 1982. Israel's invasion of Lebanon in June brought a marked cooling in Egyptian-Israeli relations, but not a disavowal of the peace treaty.

    It is noted that the government has to this day concentrated much of its time and awareness in recent years on combating Islamic extremists, who have in particular targeted Copts (Egyptian Christians). Within 1997, a terrorist attack on foreign tourist and vacationerss killed 70. During the 1990s, about 26,000 Islamic militants were imprisoned and dozens were executed.
    Egypt and Sudan resumed diplomatic relations in March 2000, that broke off in 1995 after Egypt accused Sudan of attempting to assassinate Hosni Mubarak. Human rights activists have significantly increased his or her criticism of Egypt for its heavy-handed crack down on potentially disruptive Islamic groups, and for the harassment of intellectuals advocating wonderfuler democracy.

    At least 90 people died in a series of car-bomb explosions at famous Red Sea resort Sharm el Sheik in July 2005. Two militant groups claimed responsibility.

    Within July 2005, President Mubarak announced he would seek a fifth six-year term. Earlier in the year Mubarak had amended the constitution to allow for multiparty elections, the originalin Egyptian rich history, and on Sept. 6, Mubarak was reelected with 88.6% of the vote. Turnout was 23%. ClimateEgypt generally experiences generally extreme climate due to the presence of desert but with a difference in the climate of the North Egypt and South Egypt. Did you know that the Summer Season in Egypt is exceptionally hot and dry around the time during the months of May to August. Did you know that the average temperature around the time during summers in the south can rise up to 41oC and around 35oC in the north. Did you know that the Spring Season experiences temperate climatic conditions accompanied by dust storms. Did you know that the Winter Season bring with those things pleasant climate good for traveling in Egypt. Did you know that the average temperature around the time during winters is known to be around 21oC in the south and 13oC in the north.

    Wael Elyamani
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