By Joseph J. Hobbs, Aswin Subanthore
Egypt: Discusses the geography, historical past, humans, tradition, executive, economic climate, and way forward for Egypt.
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969. It has all the typical elements of the classic Middle Eastern city, known in Arabic as 51 52 Egypt a medina (walled for protection). It has monumental places of worship, including many mosques with their distinctive domes and minarets; and it has a sprawling suq, or marketplace, clearly recognizable as the forerunner of the modern Western shopping mall. It also has a rather chaotic street plan that was not laid out along the Western grid system and was never designed for modern vehicular traffic.
Many social scientists warned that there was a population “bomb” that would explode in Egypt, resulting in growing poverty, hunger, famine, and epidemic, or even warfare. 5 million in the early 1800s to about 10 million in 1900, 20 million in 1950, 40 million in 1980, and 70 million in 2002. The primary cause of this meteoric growth was a sharp decline in death rates. Fewer children died and people generally lived longer because of better food production and distribution, and because medical care and technologies improved.
7 percent. At that rate, the country’s population would have doubled in 27 years. 7 percent. If that rate continues, the country’s population will be nearly 100 million by 2030. This is an improvement in a relatively poor country with limited agricultural and other resources. But the sheer number of people added to the population every year is of much concern. In 2006, there were nearly 40 million more Egyptians, a staggering 63 percent more, than in 1985. Another characteristic of Egypt’s people is how young they are—how many infants, children, and young adults there are among the population.
Egypt (Modern World Nations) by Joseph J. Hobbs, Aswin Subanthore