Description: The Physical Map of Egypt showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Egypt is a country located in the northern part of the African continent and southwestern part of the Asian continent. The country takes up 1001449 square kilometers. The country is 1024 kilometers when measured across its longest point and 1240 kilometers when measured across its widest. The country shares two coastlines, one with the Mediterranean Sea and the other with the Red Sea. The combined coastlines add up to a mammoth 2900 kilometers.
Most of the country is a desert and only 35000 square kilometers of the total land is arable and populated. The country can be separated into 4 ecological zones: Western Desert, Nile Delta and Valley, Eastern Desert and Sinnai Peninsula. The western desert is huge and covers an area of 7000000 square kilometers and it lies to the west of the river Nile. The Nile Delta and Valley is the most expansive oasis in the world.
The three tributaries of the Nile that water the country are the Blue Nile, White Nile and Atbara. The Nile is the longest river in the country as it flows for some 1600 kilometer within Egypt. The eastern desert lies to the east of the River Nile and is vastly mountainous.
The Sinnai Peninsula however is a semi desert partially surrounded by water. The lowest point in the country lies in the Qattara Depression at 133 meters below sea level. Mount Catherine is the highest peak at 2637 meters above sea level.
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