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Égypte / Egypt
September 2004 to July 2007


CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF EGYPT | OUR APPARTMENT | 2004 vs. 2005 |


Sunset on the Sinai peninsula


L'Égypte est un pays chaud en couleurs et en contrastes...

L'Égypte… Un pays sec, désertique où l'eau est aussi rare et précieuse que l'or. Un pays émergent, désorganisé, musulman qui cherche à survivre avec ses petites ressources naturelles au milieu du désert. Chaotique, poussiéreux, mais très intéressant à découvrir, l'Égypte est un pays extraordinaire à visiter. Les touristes y viennent depuis plus de 1000 ans!

'' Concerning Egypt I will now speak at lenght, because nowhere
are there so many marvellous things of unspeakable greatness...''
Herodotus 100 B.C.

''It's not just the Pharaonic monuments that have drawn travellers to this country since long before the birth of Christ - it's the legacy of the Greeks, Romans and early Christians, and the profusion of art and architecture accumulated from centuries of successive Islamic dynasties. Some townsfolk dress in long flowing robes, others in Levis and Reeboks, and city traffic competes with donkey-drawn carts and wandering goats. Nowhere are these contrasts played out so colourfully as in Cairo, a massive city thronged with people and ringing to the sound of car horns, ghetto-blasters and muezzins summoning the faithful to prayer. Egypt isn't all chaos and clatter, however. It's also a diver's dream dip, a trek across the sands on a camel or a long lazy punt down the Nile.'' (Taken from Lonely planet)



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Full country name: Arab Republic of Egypt
Area: 1 million sq km
Population: 70 million
Capital City: Cairo
People: Egyptians, Bedouin, Arabs and Nubians
Language: Arabic, (English & French are also spoken)
Religion: 94% Muslim, 6% Christian
Government: republic
Head of State: President Mohammed Husni Mubarak

Major Industries: Oil and gas, metals, tourism, agriculture (especially cotton), Suez Canal revenues

Diving in Ras Mohamed , Sinai, October 2006

Taken from: http://www.memphis.edu/egypt/map.htm

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