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The transcontinental country of Egypt covers an area of 1,010,408 sq. km. As observed on the physical map above, Egypt is largely covered by desert with the Nile River running south to north through the middle of the eastern half of the country to drain into the Mediterranean Sea. The river stretches from Lake Nasser in southern Egypt and runs through a narrow valley with bordering cliffs to enter Cairo where it spreads out to finally form a delta at its mouth. The Nile is called the lifeline of Egypt. Around 98% of the country's population resides in the Nile River Valley.
As observed on the map, most of Egypt is in Africa while a part of it, the Sinai Peninsula, acts as the land bridge between Africa and Asia. The Mediterranean and the Red Sea are connected through the man-made Suez Canal with the Sinai Peninsula lying to the east of this canal. 
On both sides of the Nile River Valley are vast stretches of desert designated as the Eastern Desert and the Western Desert. 
In the far southwest, the land rises into the Gilf Kebir Plateau, with elevations near 609 m. Sandstone plateaus front the Nile and the Red Sea, with cliffs as high as 548 m. In the far southeast, the Red Sea Mountains, an extension of the Ethiopian Highlands, continue into Sudan.
Lake Nassar, the largest lake in Egypt can be observed on the map in southeastern Egypt. It is man-made and was created when the Aswan dam was constructed, then finished in 1970.
The 2,642 m high Mount Catherine in the Sinai Peninsula is the highest point in Egypt.
The lowest point of Egypt is the Qattara Depression at -436 ft (-133 m).
Governorates Of Egypt Map
Egypt has 27 governorates. These are Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar (Red Sea), Al Buhayrah, Al Fayyum, Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah (Alexandria), Al Isma'iliyah (Ismailia), Al Jizah (Giza), Al Minufiyah, Al Minya, Al Qahirah (Cairo), Al Qalyubiyah, Al Uqsur (Luxor), Al Wadi al Jadid (New Valley), As Suways (Suez), Ash Sharqiyah, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf, Bur Sa'id (Port Said), Dumyat (Damietta), Janub Sina' (South Sinai), Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh, Qina, Shamal Sina' (North Sinai), Suhaj.
With an area of 440,098 sq. km, New Valley is the largest governorate of the country by area. Cairo, the nation's capital is the most populous one.
Where Is Egypt?
Egypt is a transcontinental country that stretches from the northeast corner of Africa to the southwest corner of Asia. The Sinai Peninsula of Egypt acts as the land bridge between these two continents. Egypt is located in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres of the Earth. It has land borders with Sudan to the south, Libya to the west, Israel and the Gaza Strip to the northeast. To the north, Egypt has a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea while the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba border it to the east.
Egypt Bordering Countries: Palestine, The Sudan, Israel, Libya.
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Outline Map Of Egypt
The blank outline map of the country of Egypt. The map can be downloaded for free and used for education purpose like map-pointing or for coloring as well.
The outline map shows the North African country of Egypt, a country well known for its pyramids and Pharaohs. Egypt is a transcontinental country with the Sinani Peninsula in the extreme right of the country acting as a land bridge between Africa and Asia.
Key Facts
Legal NameArab Republic of Egypt
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Capital CityCairo
30 03 N, 31 15 E
Total Area1,001,450.00 km2
Land Area995,450.00 km2
Water Area6,000.00 km2
Population100,388,073
Major Cities
  1. Al-Qahirah (Cairo) (20,900,604)
  2. Al-Iskandariyah (Alexandria) (5,280,664)
  3. Bur Sa'id (737,000)
  4. As-Suways (638,229)
  5. Al-Mansurah (555,621)
  6. Al-Mahallah al-Kubra (517,549)
  7. Tanta (501,423)
  8. Asyut (460,998)
  9. Al-Fayyum (409,558)
  10. Az-Zaqazig (358,378)
CurrencyEgyptian pounds (EGP)
GDP$303.18 Billion
GDP Per Capita$3,020.03
This page was last updated on February 24, 2021
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