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Egypt is valley of the Kings

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On a cruise down the Nile you are going to visit the Valley of the Kings, but if you are staying in Cairo or Sharm-el-Sheik, almost all tourist agencies offer trips to the Valley of the Kings. Through nearly 500 years of kings and rulers of Egypt were buried in the Valley of the Kings. In the Valley of the Kings, there are more than sixty graves dating from between 1600 and 1100 BC. Some of them are small, others quite complex and large, and practically everything except Tutankhamun’s tomb were historically looted. Curiosity about graves and catacombs are described in the drawings on the walls of tombs and sarcophagi of Egyptian rulers. In the drawings, it can be seen mythological stories and burying processes rulers.Therefore, if you travel to Egypt, and if you can afford to visit the Valley of the Kings.

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 Egypt is located on important traffic-geographical location connecting Asia and Africa. Located in the subtropical latitudes of the northern hemisphere, and its shores touch the two seas (the Mediterranean and the Red Sea). However, all this was crucial for the development of tourism, whose character determined long and glorious past with the remains of a unique cultural heritage.

Arab Republic of Egypt is the official name for a large country, whose area is 1 001,000 square kilometers. In Egypt lives 68 million inhabitants, which means that the Egyptian population is huge. Almost whole of the population live in the valley and delta of the Nile, and the average population density is 68 inhabitants per square kilometer. Most of the population are Sunni Muslims, while the Christian population of only 6% (Copts). In Egypt, only 53% of the population knows how to write and gross domestic product per capita is forteen hundred US dollars. Official language is Arabic in Egypt, a national currency is the Egyptian pound.

According to data for 2000 in the primary sector of activity employs 17% of the active population, the same percentage as agriculture participates in the gross national product though is usable only 2% of the national territory. The basis of industrial development is the production of oil and gas. In the secondary sector, there are activities for 34% of the active population, while industry accounts for 32% of the gross national product. Tertiary sector activities is well developed. It employs 49% of the active population, which generates more than half of the gross domestic product. The biggest revenues are collected from fees for the passage of the Suez Canal because it annual sales of more than fifteen thousand ships that carry more than 300 million tons of cargo. Tourism is also an important activity in the tertiary sector.