Egypt

Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in the Northeast corner of Africa. On Egypt?s southern border is Sudan, while to its west lies Libya. To the east lie the countries of Jordan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Egypt separates the Mediterranean Sea in the north from the Red Sea in the east. The Nile, the world?s longest river, runs down the eastern side of the country. Most major cities and about 99% of Egypt?s population lie along the Nile River. The capital city of Egypt is Cairo. Cairo is the home of many of the world?s most famous monuments, including the Great Pyramid of Cheops (also known as Khufu) and the Alabaster Sphinx. The Egyptian flag consists of three colored stripes; red on the top, white in the middle, and black on the bottom. In the center of the flag is a golden eagle with an escutcheon, or shield, on its chest. This flag is very symbolic to the Egyptian people. The red section of the flag stands for revolution and sacrifice, the white section symbolizes the future of Egypt, and the black section serves as a reminder of

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