Country and Currency Information

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Time Zone (GMT):+2
Capital City:Cairo
Largest City:Cairo
Currency:Egyptian Pounds = 100 piastres
Currency Code:EGP
Banknote Denominations:1 / 5 / 10 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 200
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:50
Additional Information:New 1-pound banknotes started to be produced again in June 2016. Notes in `piastres` may also exist but they are of very low value

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

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Monday 17 July 2017 5:18pm
Summary - update on the knife attack in Hurghada on 14 July 2017

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