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Transportation- Roads and highways



86 (2010)

Country comparison to the world: 66

Airports - with paved runways:

Total: 73

Over 3,047 m: 15

2,438 to 3,047 m: 36

1,524 to 2,437 m: 15

914 to 1,523 m: 2

Under 914 m: 5 (2010)



Condensate 320 km; condensate/gas 13 km; gas 6,628 km; liquid petroleum gas 956 km; oil 4,332 km; oil/gas/water 3 km; refined products 895 km; water 13 km (2010)



Total: 5,083 km

Country comparison to the world: 35

Standard gauge: 5,083 km 1.435-m gauge (62 km electrified) (2010)



Total: 65,050 km

Country comparison to the world: 70

Paved: 47,500 km

Unpaved: 17,550 km (2009)



3,500 km (includes the River Nile, Lake Nasser, Alexandria-Cairo waterway, and numerous smaller canals in Nile Delta; the Suez Canal (193.5 km including approaches) is navigable by oceangoing vessels drawing up to 17.68 m) (2010)

Country comparison to the world: 29


Merchant marine:

Total: 66

Country comparison to the world: 63

By type: bulk carrier 11, cargo 24, container 3, passenger/cargo 7, petroleum tanker 12, roll on/roll off 9


Foreign-owned: 13 (Denmark 1, France 1, Greece 8, Jordan 2, Lebanon 1)

Registered in other countries: 52 (Cambodia 12, Cook Islands 1, Georgia 11, Honduras 2, Malta 1, marshal Islands 1, Moldova 5, panama 11, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4, Saudi Arabia 1, Sierra Leone 2, unknown 1) (2010)


Ports and terminals:

Ayn Sukhnah, Alexandria, Damietta, El Dekheila, Port Said, Sidi Kurayr, Suez




Military branches:

Army, navy, air force, air defence command


Military service age and obligation:

18-30 years of age for male conscript military service; service obligation 12-36 months, followed by a 9-year reserve obligation (2008)


Manpower available for military service:

Males age 16-49: 21,012,199

Females age 16-49: 20,145,021 (2010 est.)


Manpower fit for military service:

Males age 16-49: 18,060,543

Females age 16-49: 17,244,838 (2010 est.)


Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

Male: 783,405

Female: 748,647 (2010 est.)


Military expenditures:

3.4% of GDP (2005 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 35





Disputes - international:

Sudan claims but Egypt de facto administers security and economic development of Halaib region north of the 22nd parallel boundary; Egypt no longer shows its administration of the Bir Tawil trapezoid in Sudan on its maps; Gazan breaches in the security wall with Egypt in January 2008 highlight difficulties in monitoring the Sinai border; Saudi Arabia claims Egyptian-administered islands of Tiran and Sanafir


Refugees and internally displaced persons:

Refugees (country of origin): 60,000 - 80,000 (Iraq); 70,198 (Palestinian territories); 12,157 (Sudan) (2007)

Cairo short stay tour  03 Days/02 Nights

3 nights Cairo tour 04 Days/03 Nights

Cairo, & Alexandria tour 6 Days/05 Nights

Cairo long stay 6 Days/05 Nights

Cairo, cruising the Nile 07 Days/6 Nights

Memorable trip 07 Days / 06 Nights

Across the Nile river 08 Days/07 Nights

The land of pharohs 09 Days / 08 Nights

leisure at red sea, Alexandria 10 D/09 N

Egypt dream tour 11 Days / 10 Nights

Budget package 12 Days/11 Nights

Nile supreme 12 Days/11 Nights

Wonders of Egypt 14 Days/13 Nights

The ancient Egypt 14 Days/13 Nights

Beach soul 15 Days/14 Nights

Cairo, long cruise, & Alexandria 15 D/14 N

Explore Egypt 16 Days/15 Nights

Spiritual-Holy land 16 Days/15 Nights

Around Egypt 18 Days/17 Nights

Around Egypt & Petra 20 Days/19 Nights

Around Egypt & Jordan 26 Days/25 Night

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Interesting tips

If you on a “multi-centre” holiday and you will be returning to your first hotel before your departure, arrange to leave some of your luggage, and items you have bought, with the hotel. Most hotels offer this service free of charge (or for a very low cost) and it saves you having to carry too much to your next destination.

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