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العربية [1]مصر - جمهورية مصر العربية

الاسم الرسمي للدولة طبقا لدستورها هو جمهورية مصر العربية و يترجم في المحافل الدولية إلى.

مصر دولة تقع في أقصي الشمال الشرقي لقارة أفريقيا، و تطل على كل من الساحل الجنوبي الشرقي للبحر المتوسط و الساحل الشمالي الغربي للبحر الأحمر بمساحة إجمالية تبلغ مليون كم² تقريبا. مصر دولة أفريقية غير أن جزءا من أراضيها، و هي شبه جزيرة سيناء، يقع في قارة آسيا.

تشترك مصر بحدود من الغرب مع ليبيا و من الجنوب مع السودان و من الشمال الشرقي مع إسرائيل وقطاع غزة، ويفصلها البحر الأحمر عن كل من الأردن و السعودية، و تمر عبر أرضها قناة السويس التي تفصل الجزء الآسيوي منها عن الجزء الافريقي.

مصر أكبر الدول العربية سكاناً،و ذات الترتيب الخامس عشر عالمياً من حيث عدد السكان الذين يعيش أغلبهم على ضفتي النيل و إلى جانب المنطقة الساحلية. تشكل الصحراء غالبية مساحتها و هي غير معمورة. معظم السكان في مصر حاليا من الحضر يعيشون في مدن ذات كثافة سكانية عالية، ربعهم في مدينة القاهرة الكبرى، أكبر مدن أفريقيا و الشرق الأوسط

Coptic Kīmi
Other languages Français - L'Égypte, officiellement la République arabe d'Égypte, est un pays d'Afrique du nord-est. La partie nord-est du pays constituée par la péninsule du Sinaï se situe cependant en Asie. Sa capitale est Le Caire, sa langue officielle est l'arabe, sa langue parlée est l'égyptien (arabe dialectal) et sa monnaie est la livre égyptienne.
English Egypt - Arab Republic of Egypt

The Arab Republic of Egypt is a country in North Africa that includes the Sinai Peninsula, a land bridge to Asia. Covering an area of about 1,001,450 square kilometers (386,560 square miles), Egypt borders ► Libya to the west, ► Sudan to the south, and ► Israel and the ► Gaza Strip to the northeast; on the north and the east are the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, respectively.

Short name  Egypt
Official name Arab Republic of Egypt
Status Independent country since 1922
Location Northern Africa
Capital القاهرة (Cairo)[2]
Population 100,485,090 inhabitants
Area 1,001,449 square kilometres (386,662 sq mi)
Major languages Arabic (official)
Major religions Islam, Coptic Christianity
More information Egypt, Geography of Egypt, History of Egypt and Politics of Egypt
More images Egypt - Egypt (Category).

General maps

Map of Egypt
Map of Egypt
Governorates of Egypt
Old Governorates of Egypt
Regions and boundaries
Markazes of Egypt

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Egypt, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Egypt.

svg Map of ancient Egypt
Map of Ancient Egypt (png)
Map of Ancient Egypt (Polish)
Map of Ancient Egypt, Old and Middle Kingdoms (Spanish)
Fertile Crescent
Predynastic Egypt ((1st to 2nd Dynasties; until ca. 27th century BC)
Old Kingdom of Egypt (3rd to 6th Dynasties; 27th to 22nd centuries BC)
A map of Egypt and the Akkadian Empire around 2000 BCE
Egypt Empire
Egypt Empire
Middle Kingdom of Egypt (11th to 14th Dynasties; 20th to 17th centuries BC)
Second Intermediate Period of Egypt (14th to 17th Dynasties; 17 to 16th centuries BC)
New Kingdom of Egypt (18th to 20th Dynasties; 16th to 11th centuries BC)
Nomes of Ancient Egyptx400px This image depict de nomes (landmarks) of ancient egypt
The Assyrian Empire in the 9th to 7th centuries BC
Late Period of ancient Egypt ((26th to 31st Dynasties; 7th century BC to 332 BC))
Deportation of the Jews by the Assyrian Empire
Neo-Assyrian Empire
The Achaemid Empire (Persia (648–330 BCE) at its greatest extent
The Persian Achaemenid Empire
The Persian Achaemenid Empire
The Persian Achaemenid Empire
Greek Egypt ((332 BC to 30 BC)
The Expedition of Alexander the Great 334-323 BCE
Map of the Empire of Alexander
Map of the Empire of Alexander 334-323 BCE
Map of the Empire of Alexander (Norwegian)
Hellenistic successor states:
Kingdom of Ptolemy
Kingdom of Cassander
Kingdom of Lysimachus
Kingdom of Seleucus
Other states:
Hellenistic world in 200 BCE
Location of Carthage and Carthaginian influence sphere before the First Punic War (264 BC)
Territorial development of the Roman Empire 264 BC-192, including the conquest of present Egypt
The Roman Republic and Carthago in 218, just prior to the Second Punic War
Hannibals invasion in the Punic Wars
The extent of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire;
133 BC
44 BC (late Republic, after conquests by republican generals)
AD 14 (death of Augustus)
117 (maximum extension)
Map of the Roman Empire in 116
Roman Empire in 117
Roman Empire divided 395
The division of the Empire after the death of Theodosius I, ca.395 AD superimposed on modern borders.
Division of the Roman Empire in 406
Eastern and Western Roman Empires, c.476
Egypt under the rule of the Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire under emperor Justinianus
Byzantine Empire under emperor Justinianus
Byzantine Empire 550
Christian Nubia Kingdoms
The Persian Sassanian Empire (226-650) in 602 to 629, Strokes: Under Sassanid military control.
Expansion of the Caliphate: I: Muhammad; II: Abu Bakr; III: Omar and IV: Othman
Age of the Caliphs
Caliphate around 750
Ayyubid rule in 1189
The Ayyubid Empire of Saladin around 1190
Conquest by the Ottoman Empire
Growth of the Ottoman Empire
Location of the Ottoman Empire in 1683
Map of the Ottoman Empire 1801
1948 Arab-Israeli War
June 1948
October 1948
October 1948
Dec 22, 1948 - Jan 07, 1949
Dec 22, 1948 - Jan 07, 1949 (detail)
Suez Crisis 1956: Conquest of Sinai
Federation of Arab Republics (Egypt, Libya and Syria
United Arab Republic
1967 Six-Day War: Battle of Golan Heights
Six-Day War: The Jordan salient
Six-Day War: Conquest of Sinai 7–8 June
1973 Yom Kippur war 1973: Golan heights theater
Yom Kippur war
Yom Kippur war

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Map of Egypt and the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Map of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in 1892

Satellite maps

Satellite map

Notes and references

General remarks:

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  1. Romanization: Miṣr, (Máṣr in Egyptian Arabic) - Jumhūriyyat Miṣr al-ʿArabiyyah.
  2. Romanization: Al-Qāhirah.

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