The Egypt Crisis, By the Numbers

Ronald Zak
7,000 - The approximate number of years there has been organized human civilization in the area currently contained by the country of Egypt.

30 - The number of years Hosni Mubarak has been president of Egypt. He assumed the presidency in 1981 after President Anwar El Sadat was assassinated.

7 - The number of months Mubarak has said he will remain in power before bowing out of planned presidential elections in September.

0 - The number of months protesters have said they are willing to wait for Mubarak to step down.

$40 billion to $70 billion - The range of the estimated net worth of President Hosni Mubarak's family. He initially gained wealth through military contracts before he took the presidency, but has since diversified his investments in his 30 years in power. Some analysts consider the wealth figure inflated, given Egypt's GDP is about $200 billion.

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$3.1 billion - The amount Egypt's economy is estimated to have lost as a result of the political crisis in the country, investment bank Credit Agricole said in a report released on Friday.

$310 million - The amount Egypt's economy is estimated to be losing daily. Credit Agricole also revised down its forecast for 2011 GDP growth to 3.7 percent from 5.3 percent and said the Egyptian pound could see a depreciation of up to 20 percent.

$280 million - The weekly tourism revenue for Egypt's government for the third quarter of 2010.

$90 million - The amount the shutdown of Egypt's cell phone and internet networks cost the country's economy. They have since been restored.

$100 - The cost of a barrel of oil on the world market. Prices have risen sharply - from just $75 a barrel last week - since the crisis in Egypt began because of worries over security in the Suez Canal, through which much of the West's oil supply is shipped.

1 million - The number of tourists who reportedly fled Egypt since the crisis began.

160,000 - The number of foreigners living in Egypt reported to have fled since the crisis began.

At least 5,000 - The number of protesters estimated to have been injured since protests began on Jan. 25.

At least 10 - The number of people killed by clashes between anti-Government and pro-Mubarak protestors since Jan. 2

As many as 300 - The number of deaths attributed to protests throughout Egypt since Jan. 25.

At least 65 - The number of reported instances of journalists being attacked or arrested in Egypt in the last few days.

Here is a roundup from Reuters on the number of protesters on Jan. 4 throughout Egypt:

CAIRO - At least 200,000 anti-government protesters gathered in and near central Tahrir Square after Friday prayers. Estimates range as high as 1,000,000 anti-government protests throughout the city. Hundreds of pro-Mubarak demonstrators were in Talaat Harb street leading to Tahrir

ALEXANDRIA - Tens of thousands gathered, chanting "People want the system to fall" and "We won't leave, he will leave." Estimates range as high as 1,000,000 anti-government protesters in the stronghold of the Muslim Brotherhood.

SUEZ - A few thousand gather in the port city after Friday prayers.

ISMAILIA - Thousands of anti-government protesters congregate in main street. Around 100 pro-Mubarak protesters rallied earlier in the day, they were separated from the main gathering by the army and later left.

PORT SAID - A few thousand anti-government protests take to the streets, a few hundred pro-Mubarak demonstrators tried to infiltrate the crowd but were stopped by the army and the two sides were separated.

MANSOURA - Thousands protesting against Mubarak and his administration in the Nile Delta city, a member of the April 6 opposition movement said.

DAMANHOUR - Around 5,000 protesting in the Nile Delta town.

QALYUBIYA - About 1,000 anti-government protesters and 100 Mubarak backers on the streets in the Nile Delta city.

EL ARISH - A few thousand were protesting against the government in the Sinai city. There was no sign of pro-Mubarak protesters.

ASWAN - Some 2,000 are protesting against Mubarak in the southern city. A few hundred pro-Mubarak demonstrators tried to mix with the crowd but citizens managed to stand in the middle to form a human barrier to keep the two sides separate.

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