Egypt is home to a diverse nation with an estimate population of around 90 million people speaking several languages. Arabic and various versions of it (Saudi Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Bedouin Arabic, and Sudanese Arabic) is the most predominant language in the country and the earliest records of its introduction according to research was the in 7th century. Some other languages include Nubian Languages such as Aswan, Kom Omdo, Kenuzi-Dongola, Nobiin as well as other language groups Domari, Siwi Berber. The country is bordered by the Gaza Strip, Israel, Sudan, Libya, The Gulf of Aquaba lies on the east and the Red Sea is located on both the east and south.
Egypt has a history that dates back to the 10th millennium BC with findings of rock carvings in the Nile River regions as well as the Desert Oasis. These carvings are said to be related to a time frames of hunter-gatherers, fishers and grain grinding cultures. The country also had several reigns of dynasties throughout the ages until the Persians defeated King Nectanebo II in the 343BC and much later Alexander the Great defeated the Persians.
The Egyptians also served as a British Protectorate and experienced 6 famines and war with the Turks of which the Turks won in the Ottoman War of 1517-1867.
The country has been a republic since 1953.
The country still faces unrest with terrorism, but steadily tries to pursue strongly to grow its main sectors, focus on security and engage in foreign relations. The country is shrouded in history and is famous for the iconic Pyramids of Geyser and a land known to have been the home to many Egyptian gods. Bearing so much intrigue and beauty, it is a destination many seek to experience, explore and even call home.
Business opportunities & economy
Egypt ranks high when it comes to a fast growing economy with a GDP that puts it in 2nd place within the Sub-Saharan rankings. Some of the country’s main economic sectors are in mining, agriculture, manufacturing, textiles, gases and telecoms.
Investment opportunity lies within but is not limited to the following industries:
• Real estate
Qualified individuals can apply for jobs in major sectors. Foreign nationals working or doing business in the country should also be aware of some culture aspects within the corporate sectors.
Overall healthcare facilities in the country are of good standards with many reputable clinics and hospitals throughout. In main cities like Cairo private hospital care is offered and medical insurance is beneficial.
The country’s education system consists of Islamic and secular schools. There are many international schools for expats to choose from.
Visafrican has the ability to assist those immigrating to Egypt for either business or personal reasons.