[2015] Nathan Legare (PCS Grade 6): NL's Egyptian Glog.

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[2015] Nathan Legare (PCS Grade 6): NL's Egyptian Glog.

Some people don't know what Egypt has given to our society. Some of the most famous Egyptian inventions include: Bowling, Toothpaste, Plows, Eye makeup, Written language, The calendar, Breath mints, Locks, and Papyrus sheets.

Amazing inventions of Egypt

Welcome to Egypt!

The capital of Egypt is Cairo. Cairo has a population of approximately 12 million people. (As of a 2014 census.) Cairo's nickname is "The Mother of the World.

Captial of Egypt

The population of Egypt is an estimated 83,386,739 people. (As of 2015 census.) Making Egypt 1.15% of the Earth's population. Egypt ranks #15 on the list of most populated countries. Just under Vietnam.

1 Egyptian Pound = $0.14

Click below for some traditional Egyptian music.

Population of Egypt

The climate of Egypt is very hot and dry desert-like climate. And the land near the Nile River gets more rainfall in the winter than the rest of the country.

What is the climate of Egypt?

There are 3 forms of government in Egypt. Those include: Unitary State, Semi-Presidential System, and Republic.


The current religions of Egypt are: Muslim, and a small population of Christians and Jews.

Some cultural groups of Egypt include: Egyptians, Arabs, and Berbers.

The official language of Egypt is Modern Standard Arabic.

The economy of Egypt is made up of farms and crops from the Nile River, and tourism from the major landmarks of Egypt. (Spyinx, Great Pyramids.)

Where is Egypt?Egypt is on the North-Eastern side of Africa.The Sinai peninsula, Egypt's largest peninsula, is actually in Asia. This makes Egypt one of the only countries in the world to be on 2 continents.


Offical Language


Cultural Groups

Some natural resources of Egypt include: oil, natural gas, iron, limestone, talc, zinc, asbestos, gypsum, honey, papyris plant, spring water from the Nile, and many crops. (See crops box.)

Some major crops of Egypt include: wheat, barley, figs, melons, pomegranates, vines, and flaxseed.

Natural Resources


Ingredients:2 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, finely chopped3 garlic cloves, minced1/2 cup zucchini, chopped1/2 cup red pepper, chopped1 cup split peas, rinsed and soaked for at least 2 hours (green or yellow)2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced2 teaspoons ground cumin2 teaspoons ground coriander2 tablespoons brown sugar5 cups water or 5 cups vegetable stock2 slices lemon, you can leave rind on or remove, your choice (1/4 inch thick or so)1 cup tomato sauce or 1 cup pureed fresh tomato1/4 teaspoon cayenne, to tastesalt and pepper4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantrosour cream (to garnish)Directions:Heat 1 tbsp. oil in heavy pot on medium high heat.Saute zucchini and red pepper for about 5 minutes till slightly softened. Set aside.Saute onion and garlic until softened in remaining 1 tbsp. of oil.Stir in split peas,zucchini and red pepper, ginger, cumin, coriander, and brown sugar and coat with onion/garlic mixture.Add lemon slices, stock, tomatoes, cayenne, salt and pepper (you can add salt and pepper later, but I like to put it in now).Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours or until peas are tender.If you like your soup thin, add more stock.Take the pot off the burner, discard lemon slices (if rind was left on), and puree soup in blender or food processor.Season if you have not already added the salt and pepper.Sprinkle with coriander (cilantro leaves). Alternatively, you can add the cilantro before you put the soup in the food processor.Serve with a dollop of sour cream.This recipe may be doubled.Enjoy!

Egyptian Split Pea Soup

Some Holidays celebrated in Egypt include: Feast of Sacrifice (January 23) and Revolution Day (To celebrate Egypt's independence and freedom.) (July 25)

Holidays of Egypt

By Nathan Legare


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