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Egypt
Egypt

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
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Geographic Location
Location:

    Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula

Border countries:

    Gaza Strip 11 km, Israel 266 km, Libya 1,115 km, Sudan 1,273 km

Cultural Demographics
Population:

77,505,756 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%, Greek, Nubian, Armenian, other European (primarily Italian and French) 1%

Religions: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6%

Languages Spoken:

Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

Literacy:
male:68.3%
female: 46.9% (2003 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Cairo

Number of provinces

26 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah); Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar, Al Buhayrah, Al Fayyum, Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah, Al Isma'iliyah, Al Jizah, Al Minufiyah, Al Minya, Al Qahirah, Al Qalyubiyah, Al Wadi al Jadid, Ash Sharqiyah, As Suways, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf, Bur Sa'id, Dumyat, Janub Sina', Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh, Qina, Shamal Sina', Suhaj

Universities go here.

Egypt


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