WaySearch Kobri AlKobba Cairo Egypt Phone: Tel.: +202839933, 837133 Area: 1,001,500 sq. km (386,790 sq. miles); 5% arable, 95% other. Coastline: 2,450km (1,522 miles). Maritime Claims:
Territorial waters 22km (12nm), contiguous zone 44km (24nm), EEZ 370km(200nm), continental shelf -200m or to depth of exploitation.Population:
80,335,036 (July 2007 est.); annual growth rate 1.721% (2007 estimate). The population is 99% Eastern Hamitic stock.Religion: 94% Muslim, 6% Coptic Christian and others Languages:
Arabic (official); French and English widely understood by educated classes.Literacy Rate: 52%. Total Active Manpower:
About 350,000 (including252,000 conscripts)
Paramilitary Forces: About 300,000: National Guard, Security Forces (under the Ministry of Interior), Frontier Corps, Coast Guard. Conscription: 36 months (selective). Defence budget:
US$1.12 billion, 3.4% of GDP (2005). US military aid: US$1.3 billion (FY08 budget).US military aid is pegged at 2/3rd the figure for Israel, but does not include the transfer of surplus equipment under the EDA (Excess Defence Articles) programmer.
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