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  • Egypt Created by Mr. Raponi
  • Land
    • The main river of Egypt, known as the
    • ___________________ of Egypt, is the
    • ___________________ which supplies 85% of the countrys water supply.
    • Egypt has three major land areas.
      • Nile River Valley
      • Sinai Peninsula
      • Desert Areas
    Lifeline Nile River
  • Flood Control
    • The Nile River Valley has rich soil formed by
    • ____________, or particles of Earth deposited by water. In ancient times, flood waters left great amounts of this, but dams have helped control the flooding.
    • The Nile River spreads out into a broad wedge of farmland called a
    • _________________, or a triangle-shaped area of land at a rivers mouth.
    Silt Delta
  • Sinai Peninsula
    • This section is not actually in Africa but is a part of Southwestern
    • ________________.
    • This is an extremely important area that helps to connect Africa to Asia.
    • Here you will find the
    • __________________ which helps ships pass from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.
    Asia Suez Canal
  • Deserts
    • West of the Nile River is
    • the ________________ Desert that covers 2/3 of Egypts land area.
    • Just east of the Nile River
    • lies the _______________ Desert.
    • Both of these deserts are parts of the largest desert in the world, the
    • ___________________, which is the size of the Unites States of America
    Libyan Arabian Sahara
  • Agriculture
    • Only ______ of Egypts land is good for farming and it lies in the fertile Nile River Valley.
    • Farmers grow vegetables, sugarcane and wheat. However, cotton is their
    • ___________________.
    • Until the 1960s, Egyptian farmers could only plant once a year after the flooding of the Nile had gone away.
    • In 1968, the
    • ______________________ was built to control flooding.
    4% Cash Crop Aswan High Dam
  • Industry
    • The Aswan High Dam provides hydroelectric power to Egypts industries.
    • The largest industrial centers are the capital city,
    • ________________ and the seaport Alexandria.
    • Factories mainly produce food products, textiles, and
    • ______________________, or household goods.
    Cairo Consumer Goods
  • The People
    • Most Egyptians live
    • within ______________ of the Nile River.
    • This means that 99% of Egypts population lives on only 3.5% of the land.
    • About 55% of the people live in rural cities, and are farmers that are known as the
    • _________________.
    20 Miles Fellahin
  • City Life
    • ________________, the capital, is a huge city of almost 20 million people and is the largest city in Africa.
    • Cairos mosques, schools, and universities make it a leading center of the Muslim world.
    • Egypt was the site of one of the most advanced civilizations in the world. Ancient Egyptians used
    • _______________________, or written picture symbols.
    Cairo Hieroglyphics
  • Mummies
    • Mummies are a huge part of the history of Egypt, BUT WHAT ARE THEY??
    • The tomb was robbed twice.
    • King Tut became King at age 9.
    • Historians believe he died at age 18 in 1323 BC .
    • After 3,000 years the tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.
  • Government
    • Egypt became a republic in 1953 and was led by General
    • _____________________.
    • Under Nasser, Egypt became the most powerful country of the Arab world. He angered many European countries by taking over the Suez Canal.
    • To win the canal back, many European nations invaded Egypt. The United Nations persuaded the Europeans to settle.
    Gamel Abdel Nasser