Fast Facts

Location: Egypt, North Africa

Country Dialing Code:  20

City  Dialing Code : 02

Emergency  / Important numbers:

Police: 112

Tourist Police: 126

Traffic Police: 128

Fire: 125

Ambulance: 123

Cairo Airport Information: 2914255 / 2914277

Railway Information: 5753555 / 5740365

Emergency Travel Service: (02) 569 3299

Tourism Information: 4931291 / 4932712

Telephone Number Assistance: 140 / 141

International Calls: 144

Speaking Clock: 15

Population: 18-20 million (metropolitan area).

Time Zone: GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from the last Friday in April to the last Friday in Sept)

Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; round two-pin plugs are used.

Average January temperatures: 17.5ºC (63.5ºF); 8ºC (47ºF) at night.

Average July temperatures: 36.5ºC (97.7ºF).

Annual rainfall: 25mm (1 inch) per year, usually Dec-Mar.

Languages : Arabic (official), English is widely spoken

Currency : Egyptian Pound ( E £ )