Considering a move to Egypt? Here is some basic information to get you started and resources for further research.
Egypt covers approximately one million km² and there are about 78 million inhabitants, including 17.5 million in Cairo alone. Life is therefore very dense, permanent and eventful or perhaps even chaotic. But rest assured moments of tranquillity are also at your disposal.
The country is bounded by the Mediterranean and Red Seas (to the north and east respectively) and geographically dominated both by the Nile River and its fertile well-watered valley, and by the Eastern and Western deserts.
Egypt is perhaps best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and – visible above all – its pyramids. Less well-known is Egypt’s medieval heritage, courtesy of Coptic Christianity and Islam – ancient churches, monasteries and mosques punctuate the Egyptian landscape.
Moving to Cairo? Here are some resources to get you started.
To help you get settled in, these organization offer a variety of services.
Community Services Association– helping to support expats living and working in Egypt
Caire Accueil – the Francophone community hub in Cairo.
British Council Egypt – UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities
Internations – Expat community in Egypt
Cairo 360 – online guide to Cairo
Facebook groups are a great way to connect to expats and locals to ask them any questions you have. Below are some of the larger more useful groups: