10 Interesting facts about Egypt

For anyone interested in visiting or curious to learn more about Egypt, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. There are about 85 million people that live in Egypt, mostly living near the banks and deltas of the Nile River and the Sahara desert is mostly empty.  About 98% of Egyptians live on 3% of its land.
  • 2. Egypt has a long history, being inhabited since ~10,000 BC.  Egyptian mythologies include the stories of Ra, Osiris, Isis, Horus, Thoth, Ma’at and others, highlighted in books such as the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
  • 3. The languages used are dominantly Arabic, but other languages include Greek, Armenian, Italian, English, French and German.  Egypt has the largest Arabic population worldwide.
  • 4. The largest cities in Egypt include Cairo with over 8 million people, followed by Alexandria, Giza, Shubra El-Kheima, Port Said, Suez, Luxor, Mansoura and Aswan.
  • 5. The ancient cuisine of Egypt was bread, beer and onions in the Pyramid building days and more recently has expanded the vegetarian diet to include beans, pita breads, rice and different types of vegetables.   Fish and seafood are available on the coasts as well as the city of Alexandria.  Popular dishes include Ful Medames, Kushari, Falafel, Macaroni Bechamel and others.
  • 6. Beverages include many types of tea as well as Egyptian or Turkish coffee.
  • 7. The currency used is the Egyptian Pound (EGP).
  • 8. Egypt receives on average an inch of rain per year.  The ancient Egyptian word for rain is Hapi.
  • 9. Ancient Egyptians created the first calendar to help for predicting when the Nile would flood.  This included 365 days divided into 12 months and were also the inventors of clocks.
  • 10. There are over 12 million travelers or visitors to Egypt every year, more than any other country in Africa and the second highest in the Middle East behind Saudi Arabia.  Attractions include many of the historical sites, such as the Giza pyramids, the Great Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Alexandria and the many sites up and down the Nile.

Have your own networks with others in Egypt

If you regularly share content or work with people in Egypt, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, while no Arabic yet, you can use in Italian, Greek, English, French, German and others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views in respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability to add networks, use the applications, and initial storage for your various files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Egypt, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples and relevant blog articles.

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