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By Fouad N. Ibrahim

Egypt is nearly the dimensions of england, France, and Germany mixed, but its approximately 70 million individuals are compelled through geography to dwell in a space no higher than Belgium. during this illuminating advent to financial geography, the authors describe the myriad difficulties dealing with Egypt. They research nutrients shortage, the consequences of water and land scarcity, the effect of globalization on Egypt's makes an attempt to industrialize, inhabitants explosion, vast debt, unemployment, corruption, and Egypt's tourism undefined.

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8 per cent. 41 ten years earlier (CAPMAS 2000). Most Egyptians live congested in the narrow Nile valley. 5 per cent of the country’s total surface. With a population of 68 million inhabitants distributed over an area of 35,000 km2, the actual average population density for 2003 can be calculated at 1,940 inhabitants/km2, which is an unusual figure for an agricultural country of this size. 2). 9 times as large as the agricultural area in Egypt today, decreased from 5,280 m2 to 865 m2 per capita.

This limits the radius of women’s activities. What makes life harder for many women is that, for economic reasons and because of the dire state of the housing market, often young families are forced to share a flat with their parents-in-law. At the same time possibilities for individual recreation outside the house are not comparable to those enjoyed by women in Europe. Spending a weekend away from home and from the rest of the extended family is a habit only just being adopted by the affluent new middle class.

Htm>). The number of registered civil associations in Egypt, among which are professional syndicates, mosque- or church-based associations and development organizations, as well as political parties, grew considerably after political and economic liberalization. It stood at about 14,000 in the 1990s. The government considers this expansion as politically risky and fears that it may lead to a strengthening of the opposition, despite the fact that it tries to promote economic participation and to put an end to the economic centralization that had been characteristic of industrial technologies as well as of development strategies since independence.

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