Egypt Amanda Corts & Gavin Francis

Egypt has rich land because of the annual Nile River Floods. It has protection from the east and the west due to deserts, which made it capable of becoming one of the worlds greatest civilizations. The unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C, and a series of dynasties ruled Egypt for the next three millennia. Completion of the Suez Canal in 1869 elevated Egypt as an important world transportation hub. Britain seized control of Egypt in 1889 but Egypt got full freedom from them in 1952.

Population: 94,530,640

World Rank: 15

Egypt has an unsteady economy and their GDP world rank is 144.

The unemployment rate is 12.6% and their world rank is 72

Egypt's main exports consist of natural gas, and non-petroleum products such as ready-made clothes, cotton textiles, medical and petrochemical products, citrus fruits, rice and dried onion, and more recently cement, steel, and ceramics.

The capital of Egypt is Cairo.

Egypt has a presidential republic government type.

Its administrative divisions include 27 Governorates.

The Unilateral Declaration of Egyptian Independence was issued by the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 28 February 1922, but got full freedom from Great Britain in 1952.

Several previous; latest approved by a constitutional committee in December 2013, approved by referendum held on 14-15 January 2014, ratified by interim president on 19 January 2014 (2016)

Mixed legal system based on Napoleonic civil and penal law, Islamic religious law, and vestiges of colonial-era laws; judicial review of the constitutionality of laws by the Supreme Constitutional Court

The voting age is 18.

The current President is Abdel Fattah el-Sisil, the cabinet consists of the Prime Minister and the cabinet ministers, Elections in Egypt are held for the President and a unicameral legislature. The President of Egypt is elected for a four-year term by popular vote.

Judicial branch is an independent branch of the government which includes both secular and religious courts. The Egyptian judicial system is based on European and primarily French legal concepts and methods. Judiciary selections by the Supreme Judicial council.

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Created with images by khalid Albaih - "Egypt's flag" • AhmadHammoud - "Another bit of Cairo at night"

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