Egypt

Visit Egypt

Best Time To Go

Regarding weather, the best time to visit Egypt is from October to April, when temperatures are at their most pleasant. However, December and January constitute peak tourist season, and iconic sights like the Pyramids of Giza, the Temples of Luxor, and Abu Simbel can get uncomfortably crowded.

Transportation

Egypt’s main railway runs from Alexandria to Aswan and the Suez Canal. Roads are well-maintained on the routes covering the Nile Valley and Nile Delta, Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts, the Sinai, and the Western oases. In the countryside, animals are also used to transport people or goods.

Weather

In the coastal region average annual temperatures range from a maximum of 37° C (99° F) to a minimum of 14° C (57° F). Wide variations of temperature occur in the deserts, ranging from a maximum of 46° C (114° F), during daylight hours, to a minimum of 6° C (42° F) after sunset. During the winter season, desert temperatures often drop to 0° C (32° F).

Information

Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.
President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Trending
Capital: Cairo
Population: 97.55 million
Points of interest: Giza Necropolis, Great Sphinx of Giza, MORE
Continent: Africa, Asia

The Electric

In Egypt the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use yourelectric appliances in Egypt, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa).

Language

Official language
Arabic

Currency

Egyptian pound
The Egyptian pound is the currency of Egypt. It is divided into 100 piastres, or ersh, or 1,000 milliemes. The Egyptian pound is frequently abbreviated as LE or L.E., which stands for livre égyptienne. E£ and £E are commonly used on the internet.
Official website: cbe.org.eg
Symbol: ج.م, E£
Central bank: Central Bank of Egypt
Subunit: Piastre
Banknotes: 25pt, £200, £1, £100, £50, £10, £5, £20, 50pt
Coins: £1, 50pt, 25pt