Situated in the northeast corner of Africa, Egypt occupies a strategic position linking the continents of Africa and Asia. Egypt borders Libya on the West, Sudan on the South, Israel and the Red Sea on the East, and the Mediterranean Sea on the North.

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Population: 99.4 million
Ethnic Groups: Egyptian (99.7%), Other (0.3%)
Languages: Arabic (Official), English, and French
Religions: Muslim (Primarily Sunni) (90%), Christian (10%)
Capital: Cairo
CIA: The World Factbook — Last Updated December 29, 2019

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Egyptian Population in Canada


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The Coptic Orthodox Church is the largest Christian body in Egypt as well as in the entire Middle East area. Coptic Christianity in Egypt was very prevalent in the early days of Christianity. However, the split of the universal church (AD 451) caused persecution from other Christians and consequently weakened the Coptic Christian community in Egypt. In addition, Arab Muslims invaded Egypt in AD 649, spreading the Islamic religion across Egypt. By the end of 12th century, Egypt had become a predominantly Muslim country. However, since the middle of the 20th century, the Coptic Christian Church in Egypt has had a remarkable revival. The Coptic Church in Egypt now has more than 9 million followers.