United Arab Republic

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


IN 1863 Egypt was nominally a tributary state of the Ottoman Empire, in reality an independent country under the absolutist rule of the viceroy Ismail Pasha (1863–79), grandson of Mehemet Ali. The population was estimated at 5m.; Alexandria had about 400,000 inhabitants, Cairo 5,000. The Government was deeply in debt to French (and from 1864, English) bankers. In 1863 exports to Great Britain amounted to £16–5m.; imports from Great Britain to £4–4m. The Suez Canal was being built (1859–69).

al-Jumhuria al-Arabia al-Muttahida


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Books of Reference

  1. Statistical Information. The Department of Statistics and Census (15. Sharia Mansour. Cairo) was formed in 1905. Chief: Under-Secretary of State for Statistical Affairs, Dr Hasan M. Husein. Previously, various government departments had their own statistical sections. Estimates of population were made in 1800, 1821 and 1846; the first census took place in 1873. Among the publications of the Department are the following: Annuaire Statistique (Arabic and French). Annual Return of Shipping (Arabic and English). Monthly Summary, and Annual Statement of foreign Trade (Arabic and English). Monthly Bulletin of Agriculture and Economic Statistics (Arabic and English). Vital Statistics (Arabic and English). Statistical Pocket Year-Book (Arabic and English).Google Scholar
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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