Egypt is located in the northeastern corner of Africa and the southwestern corner of Asia, where the continent of Africa meets the continent of Asia at the Suez Canal. The country is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west.
Egypt has a total population of approximately 100 million people, making it the most populous country in the Arab world and the 15th most populous country in the world. The population of Egypt is concentrated in the Nile Valley and the Nile Delta, which are home to the majority of the country's cities and towns, including the capital Cairo. The population of Egypt is also relatively young, with a median age of around 27 years old. The population growth rate in Egypt has been relatively high, driven by a combination of high birth rates and decreasing death rates. The government of Egypt has implemented population control policies in recent years to try to curb population growth, but these policies have not been fully successful.