Egypt has been in the news recently because of civil unrest and violence over the continued rule of President Hosni Mubarak. Mubarak was ‘democratically’ elected and has served for more then 30 years as president. Many American’s do not pay much attention to foreign affairs and I assume most of us don’t know much about the country other then the pyramids. Therefore, here is a short geography lesson on Egypt:
Egypt is located on the northern corner of Africa along the southern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The Gaza Strip and the Middle East are neighbors to the east while Libya is to the west. With history dating back as far as 3200 B.C, it is one of the worlds oldest civilizations. The population is just over 80 million in a country 3 times as big as New Mexico. To learn more about Egypt (or any other country) go to The World Factbook at http://www.cia.gov/ where I found most of this information.