Egypt is a transcontinental country which is officially known as Arab Republic of Egypt. The country has spread from the north east corner of Africa till southwest corner of Asia. The capital of Egypt is Cairo and it is very famous for its rich history and cultural heritage. The astonishing monuments of Egypt have been attracting the tourists all over the world. The cool turquoise water and the heat of dessert offer a perfect amalgamation package for the visitors.
The country has been witnessing lot of political chaos in last couple of years but that has not stopped the people of the country for showing their interest and inclinations towards the technology. People like to travel to Egypt to witness the wonders of the world. Some of the popular tourist destination in Egypt is Giza Pyramids, Abu-Simbel temple, temple of Luxor and Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Salah El-Din fortress on Pharaoh Island, Taba and Nama Bay are some of the popular attraction of the country.
1. Egypt Tour Packages
Egypt is one of the most tourist friendly spot due to multiple reasons. It is a budget friendly destination that offers exotic sites for the travellers. In Egypt the visitors can enjoy various unique and interesting sightseeing activities along with visiting various places that are quite interesting with regards to its history and cultural heritage.
The tour packages offered in Egypt Are inclusive and the traveller need not bother about making any kind of personal arrangements for stay, food or local travelling. One can veer away from any kind of scammer by booking their tour package with a legal and authorized tour agency. The packages are quite affordable and at very minimal expenditure one can enjoy various places in Egypt. There are various packages available for the visitors like Nile tour package, classical Egypt tour package, Egypt luxury tour package and Egypt budget tour packages etc.
2. Egypt Timeline: From Revolution To The Current Crisis
From the year 2011 till 2012 Egypt has seen almost 2.5 years of turmoil and transition in government. January 25th 2011 till Feb 11 2011 has seen nationwide protest against the rule of the president Hosni Mobarak. On Feb 11th, 2011 the president stepped down and gave all the powers to Military. March 19th witnessed first post Mobarak voting in which all the Egyptian participated and showed some overwhelming response. Feb 15th, 2012 Egypt held a week long parliamentary elections in which 508 seats went to people’s assembly, Islamist party. Islamists took almost 90% seats in this election.
3. Aspects Of Philanthropic Work And Donations In Egypt
In Egyptian society the gap between “who have it” and “who do not have it” is very wide. 4.5 billion EGP is given as an annual charitable for the Egyptian families. 50% of youth donate zakat in Egypt where as 2.2% actually invest their time in volunteering processes. Though, Egyptian give a huge amount for charitable purposes but it is highly disproportionate as compare to their time and volunteerism, in teaching people, some skills and other job related activities.
4. A Glimpse Of Mobile Usage In Egypt
In Egypt 88% people use Smartphone’s while multi tasking with other media. 30% of the Smartphone users notice adds while using search engines where as 54% notice it while on a website and 24% people notice adds while using an application. In Egypt 26% population makes use of Smartphone and they are depending a lot on their devices for various activities. 28% users access internet everyday on their mobile phones. 22% people watch movies on their phones. 90% of Smart phone users in Egypt notice ads.
5. Internet Users In Egypt
The number of internet users are growing in Egypt and as compare to previous years the coming years will see a greater rise in internet users in Egypt. In the year 2012 almost 35% population in Egypt was using internet connection which is expected to increase by the end of year 2013. In Egypt people have started using various social networking platforms along with web browsing like most other countries in the world.
6. Egyptian Election Explained
The complex election process in Egypt started in November 28th, 2011 and Egyptian started casting their vote after post Mobarak and then it all led to second parliamentary election in Egypt. In that Egyptian had to choose from 6700 candidates. In that election Egyptian had to select the political candidates for the next 5 years.
7. Egypt: The Million Man March
Hosni Mobarak has been in power from last 30 years in Egypt who has been ruling without a vice president for 10 years and suffered 6 assassination attacks on himself. People have been protesting against him from long time and at various occasion the protest has been performed by the group of people as rally or March.
8. All About Egypt
The current Egyptian population is 80 million which stays at the area of 1 million Km square. 21% people in Egypt that is 17 million are internet users and out of which 3.5 million uses Facebook as well. 51.2% Egyptian population is female and rest are male. The education level in Egyptian society is 74% and more than 40% of the population is living on the poverty line. The annual income of 1 person in US is equal to the income of 30 Egyptian families.
9. Facebook In Egypt
Facebook fever has not left Egypt as well. In the year 2010 Egypt had 4.5 million Facebook users in Egypt but with increasing political chaos has led to increase number of users in Egypt. The importance of Facebook has been magnified by the political unrest. Currently Egypt has 11,487,000 Facebook users in Egypt out of which 64% are male and 34% are female. Most of the Facebook users in Egypt are aged between 18 to 24 years. 67.34% of online population in Egypt is represented by Facebook users which are like 14.28% of entire Egypt’s population. 1 out of every 4 Facebook users in Arab is from Egypt.
10. Egypt On Twitter
During the Crisis Egypt showed 14,642 Tweeter users in Egypt. During the crisis period of January 16th to January 23rd the increased in crisis related tweets went up to 122,319 and again during the period of January 24th to January 30th the numbers again went up to 1,317,233. Some of the leading keywords on tweeter during the period of crisis were society, Mubarak, protest, aljajeera, hosni, Time, UK, internet and support. These were known as the crisis buzz words which were searched by most of the tweeter users. The political crisis in Egypt also witnessed an increase in number of tweeter users all over the Egypt.