All About Egypt Geography
Egypt throughout time has constantly been separated by the demands of the upper and lower regions of Egypt on the Nile. The Nile has seen many rulers but, few have unified under one political rule. The central importance of the river in the Ancient Egyptians' daily life is evidence in history. Egypt’s' economy depends mainly on crops, petroleum exports, and tourism. Without the Nile none of this would be possible. Egypt is the most populated country consisting of 77,500,000 people.
The climate of Egypt is more uniform due to the absence of the rainy season. From April to November the temperature s in July reaches about 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade. the other four months can be fairly cool. Temperatures at night often drop to freezing. The lack of seasons make it easier to cultivate the land.
A great part of Egypt is desert. Parts of the Sahara and Libya Desert are in Egypt. Egypt borders on Libya, Sudan and Israel. It also controls the Suez Canal between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Every year from July to October the Nile River valley floods. When the flooding occurs a new layer of silt is deposited. Silt is a top soil rich in organic nutrients and nitrogen. This soil is important for crop growth.
The Egyptians count on the Nile River for many things. A river that was once an object of worship has become a large barrier to Egyptian living. Each technological advance has eventually led back to many set backs.