Egypt is in north-eastern Africa with its capital located in its largest city, Cairo. Egypt also extends into Asia by virtue of holding the Sinai Peninsula.
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Cairo is the capital of Egypt and, with a total population of Greater Cairo metropolitan area in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East.
Alexandria is Egypt's second largest city, its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea.
Dahab is a town in Egypt, located some 85 km north of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba, near the southern tip of Sinai.
Lower Egypt is an extensive region of Egypt containing the Nile Delta, Cairo, Alexandria, and the pyramid fields near Cairo.
The Sinai Peninsula, often shortened to Sinai is the easternmost part of Egypt between the Mediterranean and the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba, both forks of the Red Sea.
Upper Egypt is a region of the Nile Valley in Egypt, between Luxor and Aswan and the historical region of Lower Nubia, characterised by a number of ancient settlements and temple towns that draw thousands of travellers every year.
The Red Sea Coast is a region of eastern Egypt, following the shoreline of the Red Sea for 800 km from Suez in the north to the Sudanese border in the south.
The Western Desert occupies a huge area of Egypt, on the side of the Nile that symbolized death.
Middle Egypt is a extensive region of Egypt, extending through the Nile River valley, roughly between the cities of Beni Suef and Qus.