General info about Egipt
Country of the Pharaohs
Travel to Egypt like a journey into the cradle of our culture saved us a great legacy, which belong to the highest historical and spiritual achievements of civilizations. Majestic architectural monuments of ancient cultures to this day admired each visitor to this enigmatic country.
This land is witness several millennia of human history. The ancient cultures of the Egyptians, Romans, Jews. Arab conquests, the Crusades. Dazzles and enchants combination of rich sea life and barren desert. Red Sea, the zest of Egypt, is considered the warmest sea on earth, so it attracts a great variety of marine animals.
Here you can find about a thousand species of marine creatures: corals, starfish, turtles, dolphins, sea horses, various kinds of fish, moray eels, etc. Also, an integral part of the underwater world and are sunk in the Red Sea ships. This is one of the best places in the world for water sports enthusiasts. Here you can practice snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing sport.
Maybe, there is no other country where so intricately combines modernity and tradition. Country of pyramids, sphinxes and temples of the pharaohs in your memory leave an indelible impression.
Egyptjoins the north-east Africa and south-west Asia. Its maximum length from north to south is 1025 km and from east to west - 1240 miles.
Deserts occupy 90% of the land, extending from the Atlantic coast in the west to Central Asia in the east. They live less than 1% of the population, with the exception of the oases, which are populated densely enough.
Red Seareaches a depth of 2359 meters from north to south for 1,932 km from east to west for 306 km. In the Gulf of Aqaba to the Dead Sea and further south across the Red Sea to East Africa is a large fracture of the crust. Calm sea, replete with shelves and coral reefs.
Area: 1002 sq. km.
Population: 62.3 million people.
Languages: Arabic (official), in educated circles widely circulated English and French.
Religion: 90% of Egyptians - Muslims (mostly Sunni), 10% Christians and others
Local Time: Grivinch Mean Time plus two hours.
Currency: Egyptian pound (lb - 100 piastres), the U.S. dollar - 5.8 Egyptian pounds. Money can be exchanged at any bank. Egyptian money have the following advantage: bill £ 100, 50, 20, 10, 5,1; piastres banknote: 50, 25; coins: 20, 10, 5.
International telephone code: 20.
Call to Ukraine: 00 (out of an international line) +38 (Code of Ukraine) + city code + number.
Call from Ukraine in Sharm el-Sheikh: 8 10 20 62 + your number.
Call from Ukraine in Hurghada: 8 10 20 065 + your number.
New Year, January 1
Sinai Liberation Day, April 25
Labor Day, May 1
Islamic New Year, Ras al-Sana al-Higriyya
Anniversary of the Revolution of 1952, July 23
Prophet’s Birthday (Mulid-eh-Nabi). It is celebrated in honor of the Prophet Muhammad.
Armed Forces Day, October 6