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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. Egypt is bordered by Israel and the Gaza Strip to the north-east, by Sudan to the south and by Libya to the west.

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.

Lower Egypt is an extensive region of Egypt containing the Nile Delta, Cairo, Alexandria, and the pyramid fields near Cairo.

Alexandria is Egypt's second largest city, its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean 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.

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.

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.

Luxor is the premier travel destination in Upper Egypt and the Nile Valley.

The Western Desert occupies a huge area of Egypt, on the side of the Nile that symbolized death.

Sharm el-Sheikh is a well-known port and resort town at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, popular with package holiday makers and divers.

Middle Egypt is a extensive region of Egypt, extending through the Nile River valley, roughly between the cities of Beni Suef and Qus.

Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt, some 680 km south of Cairo, just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, with a population of 275,000.

Mount Sinai is in the middle of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt and rises 2,285 metres above sea level.

Siwa is a town in the Western Desert region of Egypt. The historic town of Siwa stands on an isolated oasis situated …

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.

Nuweiba is on the eastern coast of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, 70 km south of Taba and 180 km north of Sharm el Sheikh, and only 120 km from St. Catherine.

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