Egypt is in Africa. It is bordered by Mediterranean Sea, on the North and by the East, the Red Sea. The longest river in the world, the Nile River, goes right through it. There is fertile land because of the Nile and there are many farmers.The Nile is the only river in Egypt. It has two branches, the Rosetta and Damietta Rivers.
Egypt is divided into 4 main parts, The Nile Valley, The Arabian Desert, The Libyan Desert, and The Sinai. About 95 percent of Egypt is desert land. The Sahara Desert covers more than two thirds of Egypt. The other deserts are the Libyan Desert, the Arabian Desert, and the Nubian Desert.
Egypt is 50 feet below sea level. Some important cities, towns, and places in Egypt are Cairo (the capitol) , Giza, Memphis, Thebes, Alexandria, Suez Canal, Abu Simbel, Sinai Peninsula, and Rosetta. The highest point in Egypt is Jabal Katrina and is 8,668 feet high. The lowest point is Qattara Depression and is 436 feet below sea level.
The Nile Delta is the only delta in Egypt and is 100 miles long and 155 miles wide. It is in the shape of a triangle. There are 5 important oases in Egypt and they are all located in the Libyan Desert. They are the Farafirah, Bahriah, Dakhilia, Kharijah, and the Siwah oases.
The area of Egypt is 386,662 square miles. The distances from east to west is 770 miles and from north to south it is 675 miles.
There are no forests in Egypt but there are date palms and citrus groves. Papyrus plants grow only near the Nile.
The climate in Egypt is hot and dry and there are only two seasons which are winter (December through March) , and summer ( the rest of the year). The average temperature in the winter is between 55 and 70 degrees F. The average temperature in the summer is between 80 and 90 degrees F. In the summer the temperature can be as high as 110 degrees F.
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