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Last reviewed: 27 January 2008

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Area: 1,001,450 sq. km
Population: : 76.5 million (Census 2006)
Capital City: Cairo (population - 17 million)
People: Eastern Hamitic (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) (99%); Greek, Nubian, Armenian, other European (primarily Italian and French) (1%)
Languages: Arabic (official), English widely understood
Religion(s): Muslim (mostly Sunni) (90%), Coptic Christian (9%) and other (1%)
Currency: : 1 Egyptian Pound (LE) = 100 Piastres (PT)
Major political parties: National Democratic Party (ruling party), Wafd Party and Tagammu Party
Government: Republic
Head of State: President Mohammed Hosni MUBARAK (since October 1981)
Prime Minister/Premier: Dr Ahmed Nazif (since July 2004)
Foreign Minister: Mr Ahmed Aboul Gheit (since July 2004)

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Egypt

Address:

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
26 South Street
London W1K 1DWA

Consulate General:
2 Lowndes Street
London SW1X 9ET
Defence Office:
24 South Street
London W1K 1DN
Commercial Office:
23 South Street
London W1K 2XD
Press and Information Office:
299 Oxford Street
London W1C 2DZ
Cultural Office:
4 Chesterfield Gardens
London W1J 5BG
State Tourist Bureau:
170 Piccadilly
London W1J 9EJ
Medical Office:
47 Longridge Road
London SW5 9SD

Telephone:

(020) 7499 3304/2401
(020) 7235 9719 Consulate General
(020) 7493 2649 Defence Office
(020) 7499 3002 Commercial Office
(020) 7409 2236 Press and Information Office
(020) 7491 7720 Cultural Office
(020) 7493 5283 State Tourist Bureau
(020) 7370 6944 Medical Office

Fax:

(020) 7491 1542
(020) 7235 5684 Consulate General
(020) 7495 3573 Defence Office
(020) 7493 8110 Commercial Office
(020) 7493 7456 Press and Information Office
(020) 7408 1335 Cultural Office
(020) 7408 0295 State Tourist Bureau
(020) 7370 3641 Medical Office

Email: eg.emb_london@mfa.gov.eg

Email: modegy2003@hotmail.com

Email: london@tamseel-ees.gov.eg

Email: info@egpressoffice.com

Email: egypt.culture@btconnect.com

Email: info.uk@egypt.travel

Email: samiehamer@egmedoffice.org

Office hours:

Mon-Fri: 0930–1630