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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.<br /> Capital: Cairo<br /> Dialing code: +20<br /> Currency: Egyptian pound<br /> Population: 97.55 million (2017) World Bank<br /> Points of interest: Giza Necropolis, Great Sphinx of Giza, MORE

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