The Arab Republic of Egypt is a transcontinental country straddling north-east Africa and south-west Asia. It shares a border with Israel, Libya and Sudan. With over 95 million inhabitants, Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world and the third-most populous in Africa after Nigeria and Ethiopia. The economy is heavily dependent on agriculture and tourism and despite the government’s ambitious reforms, high unemployment continues to be a concern as does rapid population growth and the lack of arable land.
President: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Population: 84 million
Religion: Islam, Christianity