Flag of Egypt

Flag of Egypt

The Egyptian flag consists of three horizontal stripes - red, white, and black one. In the middle of the white stripe, so called Saladin´s eagle is placed. It is a national symbol of Egypt and it refers to Arabic identity and independence. Saladin has become the Egyptian national hero when he managed to defeat the Crusaders and regain the city of Jerusalem in the 12th century. The eagle stares toward the left side of the flag and he holds a shield composed of three parts on his chest where two are black and one is yellow. The panel beneath the eagle bears an inscription "al-gumhuríja Misr al-Arabiya", which means the “Arab Republic of Egypt”. Interpretation of the tricolor is as follows: red refers to bloodshed in numerous wars, white to abolition of the monarchy and black should commemorate the monarchy and the period of British colonialism.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Israel Israel Jerusalem 8,146,300 22,145 km2
Flag of Libya Libya Tripoli 6,202,000 1,759,540 km2
Flag of Sudan Sudan Khartoum 37,964,000 2,505,810 km2

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Main information

Country
Egypt
Capital city
Cairo
Population
86,127,000 (2014)
Total area
980,869 km2
Formation
28. 2. 1922
Highest point
Mount Catherine (2,629 m)
GDP
$ 6,474 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
egyptian pound (EGP)
Code
EG (EGY)
Calling code
+20
Internet TLD
.eg

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By continents
Africa, Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Egypt (Káhira)
English
Egypt (Cairo)
German
Ägypten (Kairo)
French
Égypte (Le Caire)
Italian
Egitto (Il Cairo)
Spanish
Egipto (El Cairo)
Russian
Египет (Каир)
Slovak
Egypt (Káhira)
Polish
Egipt (Kair)
Portuguese
Egito (Cairo)
Chinese
埃及 (开罗)
Japanese
エジプト (カイロ)
Turkish
Mısır (Kahire)
Norwegian
Egypt (Kairo)
Swedish
Egypten (Kairo)
Hungarian
Egyiptom (Kairó)
Dutch
Egypte (Caïro)
Danish
Egypten (Kairo)
Finnish
Egypti (Kairo)
Hebrew
מצרים (קהיר)

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