Egypt is located in the continent of Africa, neighboring Ethiopia and Libya as well as the Mediterranean Sea. The famed Nile River was the host of one of the early four civilizations, and the country has since retained rich cultural artifacts as well as garnered a new position as the connection between Africa and the Middle East. In addition to its leading role in the North African Arab community, Egypt has more recently been known for its uprising during the Arab Spring and subsequent deposing of its long time dictator. At a critical point in its history, Egypt will experience more changes to come.

General Information
Official Name: 
Arab Republic of Egypt, جمهورية مصر العربية (Jumhūriyyat Miṣr al-ʿArabiyyah / Gomhoreyyet Maṣr el-ʿArabeyya)
Capitol: 
Cairo
Population: 
85,833,000
Languages: 
Egyptian Arabic
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
1,002,450
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1952
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$286.112 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$6,696 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
1.80 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.68
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
30.80
Unemployment: 
12.70%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
African Group
Islamic Group
Arab Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ABEDA: Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
AfDB: African Development Bank
AFESD: Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
AMF: Arab Monetary Fund
AU: African Union
BSEC: Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone
CAEU: Council of Arab Economic Unity
CD: Community of Democracies
CICA: Conference of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia
COMESA: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
D-8: Developing Eight
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
G-15
G-24
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IDB: Islamic Development Bank
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
LAS/AL: League of Arab States, aka Arab League
OAPEC: Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
OAS: Organization of American States
OIC: Organization of Islamic Cooperation
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINURSO: UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
304 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 503-0300
(212) 949-5999
egypt@un.int
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