Egypt Country in the Middle East information and photo #Egypt – Egypt flag, maps, people, coloring pages and more. Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments still sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including the colossal Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and the hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs in Luxor. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks such as Muhammad Ali Mosque.
Currency: Egyptian pound
Population: 82.06 million (2013) World Bank
President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Official language: Modern Standard Arabic