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Electricity in Egypt comes from the High Dam in Aswan and from El-Beheira governorate.

Electricity in Egypt is at 220, AC volts and 50 hz. Transformers may be needed for some electrical equipment. Type C round pin outlets are used, shown to the right.Universal outlets for 240 V or 110 V shavers are usually found in hotels. You may need an adapter for other appliances.
Plug and sockets used in Egypt
Plug and sockets used in Egypt

Alexandria is supporetd by electric power from El-Beheira governorate.

Sockets will be compatible with most European systems (C, E and F), however other systems will need an adapter.