Egypt By: Alex Wallingford

Egypt's relative location is North East Africa. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. It is located at the coordinates of 30.0444 degrees N and 31.2357 degrees E. Egypt is on the continent of Africa.

This is Egypt's capital, Cario.
This is the great Sphinx and Pyramid in Cairo. This is one of the many attractions to visit in Egypt.
This is another photo over looking Cario. It is a very beautiful place and colorful at night.
This is Africa, the continent in which Egypt is located.
This is a picture of the longest river in Africa, the Nile River.

Egypt has some beautiful landforms. One of these being the Nile River. It is also home to the Great Sand Sea and the Red Sea Hills.

This is the Great Sand Sea. It is a very large area composed of sand.
This is an amazing place to see in Egypt. It is called the Valley of Kings.

The Egypt climate varies from very cold to extremely hot. Winter (December through March) is cool, windy, humid, and has occasionally rains. Summer (June through September) is very dry with very hot temperatures ranging 90 to 100 degrees.

This is a video explaining the climate of Egypt.

This is the border between Egypt and Israel. Israel built it and call the fence the growing wall of steel.

Egypt is bordered by Libya, Sudan, and Israel. Egypt is home to many bodies of water. To name a few: Nile River, Red Sea, Lake Nasser, and Suez Canal.

This is a photo of the Suez Canal in Egypt. It is one of the very important water ways Egypt houses.

This is a video to educate on all things about the Nile River.

This is a picture from the Red Sea looking back at Egypt.

Place refers to the physical and human aspects of any location.

There are alot of natural resources in Egypt. To name a few honey, natural gas, limestone, manganese, etc.

On of the vital resources in Egypt is natural gas. It is something that is extremely important to the things on planet Earth.
A unique natural resource is honey. Egypt is abundant in honey.
This is limestone. Limestone is important because it is something that can hold our buildings up.
This is manganese. It mixes with aluminum in cans to prevent corrosion.
This is Gypsum, one of the many other natural resources that Egypt inhabits.

Egypt has 4 major cultural groups in the country. The cultures are the Copts, the Bedouins, the Nubians, and the Fellahin.

This is he main symbol of the cultural group the Nubians.
This is a modern group of Copts. They are the largest Christian group.
The Bedouin is a cultural group of people who live, or have descended from tribes who lived stationary lifestyles outside cities and towns.

This is a video explaining who the Nubians really are.

This is a photo of a group of Muslims in Egypt.
This is a photo of some art work representing Christianity in Egypt.
This is a photo of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Cario Egypt.

Most people that live in the capital of Egypt, Cario are Muslim. There is also many Christians spread all around Egypt. Most of the Christians belong to the Coptic Orthadox Church.

Egypt has many holidays and traditions that they celebrate. On December 23rd they celebrate Victory day. Victory day is when the Suez Crisis ended in Egypt.

This is a photo of the annual Victory Day celebration.

This is a video of the annual victory day celebration.

Another day they celebrate is Revolution Day. Revolution Day is the public holiday in Egypt on July 23, the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952.

The largest public holiday is Revolution Day. This is a crowd joining in on the celebration.

The last holiday I chose is Armed Forces day. This single day is a celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.

This is a picture of the Armed Forces walking in unity on Armed Forces day.

Egyptian politics are based on republicanism. They have a president just like us, President Hosni Mubarak.

The theme Human and Environment interaction is what humans cause. Things like buildings, global warming, and extinctions are just a few ways that humans interaction.

Egyptians grow many crops in their country. A few common ones would be wheat, figs, vegetables, melons etc. The most important crop that Egypt grows is grain. They use it to make bread, porridge, and beer.

This is wheat. It is one of Egypt's most important crops.
This is a picture of the variety of vegetables and fruit that grows in Egypt.
This is one of the imported machines harvesting the most important crop, wheat.

There are several things you could pursue in Egypt as a job. The most common jobs are farmers, soldiers, craftspeople, scribes, priests and priestesses.

This is just one thing that an Egyptian craftsman has made.
This is a farmer holding fresh fruit from his family farm.
This is an Egyptian soldier standing guard of an important meeting.

There is one very wide group of species endangered in Egypt. The species name is Acropora Coral. This is a species group that contains all kinds of corals, jellyfish, and anemones. Some of the non aquatic animals are the Dorcas Gazelle, Kleinnmann's Tortoise, and the Four-toed Jerboa.

This a picture of some of the coral that is going extinct in the country of Egypt.
This is another animal that is endangered is Egypt, the Kleinmann's Tortoise.
This is the Dorcas Gazelle. It is one of the many gazelle endangered in Egypt.

There are many environmental issues in Egypt. Some of the main ones are water quality and quantity, soil loss, and air pollution. The biggest is the water quantity and quality. Most of the countries water comes from the Nile river which is extremely polluted due too untreated industrial and agricultural wastes.

This is a video of some environmental problems in Egypt.

Geographic theme of region is places on Earth categorized by unifying characteristics. Has uniform physical or human characteristics.

Egypt has three levels of the basic education system for 4–14 years old. Kindergarten for two years followed by primary school for six and preparatory school for three. Then the secondary school stage is for three years for ages 15 to 17.

This is a picture a 4 Egyptian students waiting outside of the school building.
This picture shows some young student about to leave for school.
This is a class in Egypt. It looks like they are enjoying a beautiful day by having class outside!

Egypt has many people in their country. They have about 95,215,102 people. The population density is about 84 people per square kilometer. Egypt ranks 126th in terms of population density throughout the world. The area of Egypt in square miles is 390,100 mi.

Egypt's GDP is 330.78 million US dollars. The average life expectancy for males is 68.8 years. The females life expectancy is a little higher at 73.2 years. The overall literacy rate in Egypt is 7 5.2. This literacy rate is not awful compared to most but is still pretty low. Egypt is in the Mediterranean climate region.

Geographic theme of movement is the translocation of people, goods, and their ideas from one place to another.

This is cotton. It is a very big export in Egypt.
This is a close up picture of a textile. Textiles are a stretchable fabric used in many clothes.
Something Egypt does not have a lot of is wood. They have it imported into the country.
Another thing Egypt doesn't have and needs is machinery. They need machinery to help them get there exports out faster.

Egypt exports many valuable goods. Some things are petroleum products, cotton, textiles, and agricultural goods. They also import wood, machinery, and fuels.

This is the Egyptian flag. Notice the National Elblem centered in the middle, the Eagle of Saladin.

The Egyptian flag consists of horizontal read, black, and white lines that date back to the Egyptian revolution. The flag also bears the national emblem of Egypt.

This is a video of the Egypt flag with the anthem playing.

On February 28, 1922 Britain declared limited independence for Egypt. They did not incorporate any of the opposition leaders in their negotiations but wanted to maintain control of significant details. Most importantly, Britain kept control of Sudan and maintained its right to defend foreign interests in Egypt.

Egypt actually made some technology in ancient times, and still use some of it to this day. They invented the ramp and lever technology. This technology allowed them to technological aid in construction. Egypt also made their own paper out of papyrus. The wheel was another thing that Egyptians used and still use to be more productive in every day life.

Egypt would have used this in ancient times and have made more advances in past years.
This is Papyrus. Egypt now and ancient Egypt make and use paper from this plant.
Ancient Egypt and modern Egypt use ramps such as this one for construction and many other things.

There are many popular modes of transportation in Egypt. There are buses, taxis, micro-buses, and the Nile ferry just to name a few.

This is the Nile Ferry. A very popular mode of transportation in Egypt.
This is what some of the buses would look like.
This is a micro-bus. This is the cheapest form of transportation, but also the least reliable.

One of the major current events in Egypt is on Feb. 20, 2017 Egypt launched two rockets. Both of these rockets landed in Israel. There are no injuries but Israel believes something is up because that is the first time since 2015 that rockets have been fired at Israel from Egypt.

This is a picture of the rocket being fired on the 20th.

Another big current event is Hosni Mubarak’s Release. Egypt cleared the way as the court cleared former President Hosni Mubarak of any responsibility for the killing of hundreds of people during the 2011 protests that ended his 30-year rule, sweeping away the final legal problem the president was dealing with.

This is Mr. Mubarak getting cleared from all legal discrepancies.

There are many reasons to travel to the country of Egypt. The biggest thing would definitely be the scenery. After all Egypt does home the Great Sphinx, the Pyramids of Giza, and many ancient temples to explore. Another big reason to travel here would be trying the new food! Egypt has all kinds of very unique cuisine to try and love. The last big reason to travel would be to experience all of the cultural groups. You can see the 4 big cultural groups the Copts, the Bedouins, the Nubians, and the Fellahin. Egypt is great for trying new things, seeing new culture, and beautiful ancient sight seeing.

This is a photo showing the beauty that Egypt holds.
This is one of the many meals you could dine on in Egypt.

The background photo show the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.

Another thing you could experience in Egypt would be a ferry ride on the Nile River as the sun sets.

A teenager in Egypt has a very similar life as all of us, United States citizens. I found a 13 year old, Amr Adel Ezzeldin, that blogged about his typical day.

7:00 AM: He gets up and eats the breakfast his mom made him. He usually eats a boiled egg, toast with white cheese, and orange juice.

7:30 AM: The bus pick him up and takes him to Elnsar School. This is the school for grades 7-12.

7:45 AM: He arrives and has a little fun before the bell rings. He usually plays basketball or soccer with his friends.

8:15 AM: The school day begins. Students line up for 10 minutes inside the school and do lots of stretching.

8:25 AM: Classes start. They have 9 classes and they are 45 minutes long. They study Arabic, English, German, math, science and social studies. They also study art, music and computers.

12:00 PM: They hace recess and lunch. And we go back to class at around 12:30.

2:45 PM: The school day ends. He goes to the bus. Some kids have their parents pick them up.

4:00 PM: He takes a shower and eats lunch. After lunch, I relax and watch television. His family gets lots of American shows on their satellite dish. My favorite shows are Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Relic Hunter, Dark Angel and The Simpsons.

5:15 PM: He starts his homework. The he studies for final exams.

8:00 PM: It's dinner time. His favorite foods are pizza and molokhia, a famous Egyptian dish.

10:30 - 11:00 PM: He winds down and goes to bed.

This is Amr Adel Ezzeldin.
This is the school that he attends in Egypt, Elnasr.
This is a picture of some of the kids in Elnasr.

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