Egypt (full name, Arab Republic of Egypt) covers an area of approximately 1 million sq km. Its terrain consists of a vast desert plateau interrupted by the Nile valley and delta. Egypt borders the Gaza Strip, Israel, Libya and Sudan, and has 2,450 km of coastline. The country is divided into 28 governorates: Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar (Red Sea), Al Buhayrah (El Beheira), Al Fayyum (El Faiyum), Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah (Alexandria), Al Isma'iliyah (Ismailia), Al Jizah (Giza), Al Minufiyah (El Monofia), Al Minya, Al Qahirah (Cairo), Al Qalyubiyah, Al Wadi al Jadid (New Valley), As Suways (Suez), Ash Sharqiyah, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf (Beni Suef), Bur Sa'id (Port Said), Dumyat (Damietta), Janub Sina' (South Sinai), Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh (Western Desert), Qina (Qena), Shamal Sina' (North Sinai) and Suhaj (Sohag). Cairo is the capital, with a time difference of 1 hour ahead of GMT. The currency is the Egyptian Pound, and exports include petroleum products and cotton. The population of approximately 83,000,000 people is comprised nearly entirely of Egyptians. The primary language is Arabic, and the predominant religions are Islam and Christianity.