(CNN)Here's a look at Egypt, the most populous country in the Arab world. Egypt is located in North Africa and is bisected by the Nile River. It shares a border with Israel, Sudan and Libya. It also borders the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
(from the CIA World Fact Book)
Area: 1,001,450 sq km (about three times the size of New Mexico)
The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea through Egypt.
3200 BC-332 BC - Ruled by a series of Egyptian dynasties.