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The Capital (and largest city):
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The Arabic language is the official language in addition to using English and French in the commercial fields.
Telephone code of the Arab Republic of Egypt:
The Republic is administratively divided into 27 governorates. The governorates are either completely urban, or a blend of urban and rural areas.
The biggest cities are Greater Cairo, Zagazig, Alexandria, Port Said, Al Mahala Al Kubra, Luxor, Mansoura, Tanta, Asyut, and Menya. Ports: there are 32 ports in Egypt due to the extension of the coastlines to the north and east, and the most important ones are Alexandria, Damietta, Suez, Port Said and Safaga.
The first mobile phone services with GSM technology was introduced in Egypt, in 1996. Egypt has three companies which provide mobile phone services, namely:
"Kemet" was the name the pharaohs gave to their homeland, which means "the black land" in a metaphor for the fertile land of the Nile Valley which is black, coompared to the lands of the surrounding red desert "deshret". In many European languages, Egypt is known with names derived from its Latin name "Aegyptus", which is derived from the Greek Αίγυπτος. Some scientist think that it is derived from the name of Ptah's Temple in the ancient capital of Memphis, applying a practice which is still carried on today to name the country after its capital.
The national anthem is a crystallization of a nation's history, their present and their future aspirations. It was composed by Sayed Darwish, and written by the poet Younis El-Quadi. Egypt has taken Beladi Beladi (my homeland) as its national anthem. (Click here to listen to the National Anthem)
Official workdays in the ministries, government departments and general authorities and local administrative units are five days per week, considering Fridays and Saturdays the official holidays.