Egypt - Location, size, and extent





Egypt Location Size And Extent 1086
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Situated at the northeastern corner of Africa, the Arab Republic of Egypt has an area of 1,001,450 sq km (386,662 sq mi), extending 1,572 km (997 mi) SE NW and 1,196 km (743 mi) NE SW . However, the cultivated and settled area (Nile Valley, Delta, and oases) constitutes only about 3.5% of Egypt's land area; the Libyan and Western deserts occupy about 75% of the total. Comparatively, the area occupied by Egypt is slightly more than three times the size of the state of New Mexico. Beyond the Suez Canal in the east, the Sinai Peninsula overlaps into Asia; the Sinai was occupied by Israeli forces from 1967 to 1982.

Egypt is bounded on the N by the Mediterranean Sea, on the E by Israel and the Red Sea, on the S by Sudan, and on the W by Libya. The total land boundary length is 2,665 km (1,656 mi) and its total coastline is 2,450 km (1,522 mi). Egypt's capital city, Cairo, is located in the northeastern part of the country.

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pritish
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Jul 26, 2007 @ 4:04 am
its good information about egypt, but as a student i hope some more information must be given with pictures.
Monica
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Oct 22, 2008 @ 7:19 pm
Do you have any information on Ancient Egypt?
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Feb 2, 2009 @ 9:09 am
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Feb 11, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
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Mar 28, 2011 @ 9:09 am
This is great. I'm writing a report on Egypt and I needed info. The other sites did not give this info.
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Apr 8, 2011 @ 11:11 am
How many people lived in ancient egypt during the B.C.,s and A.D.,s ? :/
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May 3, 2011 @ 2:02 am
to the point, detailed, and very informative. this is what i was looking for, thanks!
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Oct 17, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
i need more info with the pics.im in 6th grade and im doing a project on egypt so i need more info
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Jan 20, 2013 @ 12:00 am
THE INFORMATION WHICH IS THERE ON YOUR WEBSITE IS SO KNOWLEDGEABLE THAT I KNOW ALL ABOUT EGYPT,SPHINX ETC
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Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:09 am
Im using this for my research on egypt for my 6th grade class

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