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Egypt is a transcontinental country that is now officially named as the Arab Republic of Egypt. Most of the territory lays within North Africa's Nile Valley, which is bordered by Israel and the Gaza Strip to the northeast, the Mediterranean to the north, the Red Sea to the south and east, Libya to the west, and Sudan to the south.
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Because of its sizable number of inhabitants, it is considered one of the most populated countries in the Middle East and Africa. Most of the people reside near the Nile River's banks, within an area of 15,000 square miles. Egypt's Sahara Desert is sparsely lived on.
One of the most vital aspects in the economy of the country is its tourism. In fact, it gained $11 billion in revenues in 2008 alone, which were brought about by more than 12.8 million visitors that year. Most of its modes of transport are centred in Cairo, and include a railway network, metro systems, a waterway, and air transport.
Some of the best places to visit in Egypt include:
Siwa Oasis – one of the countries’s isolated settlements situated in the Libyan Desert. It has 23,000 inhabitants, most of them are ethnic Berbers.
Abu Simbel – an archaeological site that comprises of two huge rock-cut temples, and is found in southern Egypt on Lake Nasser's bank.
Giza Necropolis – located in the south-western suburbs of Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza are among the top attractions in Egypt. They were constructed by Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure.
Alexandria – also called “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, Alexandria has a unique cultural heritage and ambience due to its Mediterranean influence.