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  Egypt - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Egypt is predominantly Muslim, at approximately 90% of the population, with the majority being adherents of the Sunni branch of Islam [2].
Egypt is bordered by Libya on the west, Sudan on the south, and on Israel and Gaza Strip on the northeast.
Egypt's important role in geopolitics stems from its strategic position: a transcontinental nation, it possesses a land bridge (the Isthmus of Suez) between Africa and Asia, which in turn is traversed by a navigable waterway (the Suez Canal) that connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Egypt   (4158 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Motivating and organising these activities were a socio-political and economic elite that achieved social consensus by means of an elaborate system of religious belief under the figure of a (semi)-divine ruler (usually male) from a succession of ruling dynasties and which related to the larger world by means of polytheistic beliefs.
Ancient Egypt's foreign contacts included Nubia and Punt to the south, the Aegean and ancient Greece to the north, the Levant and other regions in the Near East to the east, and also Libya to the west.
Egypt: Science and chemistry in ancient Egypt. Retrieved on December 5, 2005.
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 Geography of Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, by Sudan to the south, by the Red Sea and Israel on the east, and by Libya on the west.
Upper Egypt is land upstream, or to the south and Lower Egypt is land downstream, or to the north.
Upper Egypt is a narrow strip of land that extends from the cataract boundaries of modern-day Aswan to the area south of modern-day Cairo.
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 Property Frontiers | Egypt : Geography
96% of Egypt is desert, which is intersected by the River Nile in a north-south direction and consists of the valley and the delta of the Nile, the Western (Libyan) Desert, the Eastern (Arabian) desert and the Sinai Peninsula, which is separated from the rest of the country by the Suez Canal.
Egypt is currently involved in a huge infrastructure project intended to create a new river delta parallel to the Nile Valley over the next 20 years to open up tracks of land for agriculture, industry and settlement.
Egypt lies in a sub-tropical region with a dry climate, warm summers and mild winters.
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 Geography of Egypt and Mapping of the Sky
Basically, Egypt was conceived as extending 7° north of the Tropic, to the base line of the Delta, being divided into 6° for Southern Egypt and an extra 1° for Northern Egypt..
The southern frontier of Egypt was formed by the Cataract of Aswan, which extends from 24°06’N to 24°00’N. Hence, Egypt south of the Apex, which was called Southern or Upper Egypt, could be reckoned to measure exactly 6° of latitude, 1/15 of the distance between the Equator and the Pole.
Traditionally the length of Egypt was taken as 100 schoinoi; now, this length was applied to the distance (5°23’) between Thebes and Pelusion, at latitude 31°06’N. The distance (2°43’) between Thebes and the Sacred Sycamore at 23°00’N was reckoned as 50 schoinoi.
www.metrum.org /key/pyramids/mapsky.htm   (5571 words)

  
 Egypt Geography
Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations, dating back over 6000 years.
Egypt borders on the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
Ancient Egypt was one of the earliest cultures.
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 Egypt - GEOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Egypt, covering 1,001,449 square kilometers of land, is about the same size as Texas and New Mexico combined.
Egypt has land boundaries with Israel, Libya, Sudan, and the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian area formerly administered by Egypt and occupied by Israel since 1967.
Egypt shares 255 kilometers of its eastern border in Sinai with Israel and 11 kilometers with the Gaza Strip.
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 Egypt - Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Egypt is an Arab country in the Middle East.
The territory of Egypt is about one-ninth the size of the United States, or a little larger than Texas and New Mexico together.
The Mediterranean Sea forms the northern boundary of the country, Israel and the Red Sea lie to the east, Sudan lies to the south of Egypt, and Libya to the west.
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 Geography of Egypt - Physical Size, Borders, Regions, Climate
Egypt's geological history has produced four major physical regions: the Nile Valley and Delta, the Western Desert (also known as the Libyan Desert), the Eastern Desert (also known as the Arabian Desert), and the Sinai Peninsula.
Unlike the White Nile, the Blue Nile carries a considerable amount of sediment; for several kilometers north of Khartoum, water closer to the eastern bank of the river is visibly muddy and comes from the Blue Nile, while the water closer to the western bank is clearer and comes from the White Nile.
A phenomenon of Egypt's climate is the hot spring wind that blows across the country.
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 Egypt: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Egypt, at the northeast corner of Africa on the Mediterranean Sea, is bordered on the west by Libya, on the south by the Sudan, and on the east by the Red Sea and Israel.
Egypt's golden age coincided with the 18th and 19th dynasties (16th to 13th century B.C.), during which the empire was established.
Sudan and Egypt: the swing of the pendulum (1989-2001).
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 Tour Egypt
The geography around the Nile Valley provided one of the most important factors in the longevity and productivity of the culture.
he Nile River, along which most of the people of Egypt lived, stretches more then 4000 miles, but the Egyptians only knew about 1000 miles of it, and that was at the height of their empire.
Along the river there is a thin ribbon of land that was nourished by the annual flooding of the Nile, it is lush, and many crops were crown there.
www.egyptartsite.com /mapindex.html   (342 words)

  
 Geography of Egypt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It borders Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, and the Gaza Strip and Israel to the east.
Also included are the nine governorates of Lower Egypt in the Nile Delta region, the eight governorates of Upper Egypt along the Nile River south from Cairo to Aswan, and the five frontier governorates covering Sinai and the deserts that lie west and east of the Nile.
For several kilometers north of Khartoum, water closer to the eastern bank of the river is visibly muddy and comes from the Blue Nile, while the water closer to the western bank is clearer and comes from the White Nile.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Egypt   (2809 words)

  
 egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Since the river flows from south to north, the southern portion of Egypt is upstream and the northern portion is downstream.
This means Upper Egypt is the area upstream, to the south; Lower Egypt is downstream, to the north.
Egypt rallied behind Pharaoh Ahmose and defeated the Hyksos, beginning the period called the New Kingdom.
www.acu.edu:9090 /~armstrongl/geography/egypt.htm   (3544 words)

  
 Educational Geography Information -- Egypt
If you are interested in geography you should also take a look at this educational geography card game for all ages.
Egypt's balance-of-payments position was not hurt by the war in Iraq in 2003, as tourism and Suez Canal revenues fared well.
Egypt and Sudan retain claims to administer the triangular areas that extend north and south of the 1899 Treaty boundary along the 22nd Parallel, but have withdrawn their military presence; Egypt is economically developing and effectively administers the "Hala'ib Triangle" north of the Treaty line
www.geographycards.com /countryinfo/eg.html   (1622 words)

  
 The geography of Egypt through the eyes of Herodotus
Then secondly, as to Egypt itself, the extent of it along the sea is sixty schoinoi, according to our definition of Egypt as extending from the Gulf of Plinthine to the Serbonian lake, along which stretches Mount Casion; from this lake then the sixty schoinoi are reckoned...
On the side of Egypt towards Libya another range extends, rocky and enveloped in sand: in this are the pyramids, and it runs in the same direction as those parts of the Arabian mountains which go towards the midday.
To Herodotus Egypt was the land inhabited by Egyptians and not some mapped territory extending into uninhabited areas as we are likely to see it.
www.reshafim.org.il /ad/egypt/geography   (1580 words)

  
 Egypt: Nubian Geography
In the Middle Kingdom, Egypt's southernmost border was fixed at Semna, located south of the Second Cataract in an area of narrow gorges and rocky outcroppings, known in Arabic as the Batn el- Hajjar, the "Belly of Stones" (about 68 km.
However, the geography of Upper Nubia is dominated by a giant bend of the river between the Fifth and Fourth Cataracts, in which the Nile actually turns to the southwest for about 270 km.
The Island of Meroe was the heartland of Meroitic civilization and the political and cultural center of the Kingdom of Meroe from ca.
www.touregypt.net /historicalessays/nubiae1.htm   (1441 words)

  
 Civilization.ca - Egyptian civilization - Geography
A gift to the people of Egypt, the longest river in the world flows north from the heart of Africa to the Mediterranean Sea.
The annual flooding of the Nile deposited nutrient rich silt on the land, creating all the ingredients needed to support life and the growth of a great civilization.
ounded on the south, east and west by a impenetrable desert, and on the north by the sea, ancient Egypt was protected from outside influences, which allowed it to evolve in its own unique way.
www.civilization.ca /civil/egypt/egcgeo1e.html   (140 words)

  
 Egypt
Egypt surface is effected with the contrary wind from the Mediterranean sea in Winter, and the northern wind coming from Europe in Summer, the yearly average temperature is 25°C and the precipitation is ranges from 200-250 mm in the north coast and decrease in the south direction.
Horticulture crops grown under greenhouses (vegetable crops, ornamentals) are concentrated in the delta region and in the southern part of delta, strawberry growing is concentrated on the sandy soils in Sinai and Ismailia and on the clay soils in Kalyobia.
Fruit, mainly pear and apple are grown in dessert road and Sinai, Grape in upper Egypt, Mango in Delta and upper Egypt and Cantaloupe in Sinai and east Delta.
www.hridir.org /countries/egypt/index.htm   (457 words)

  
 Egypt Tours | Egypt Tour Guide | iExplore.com
While best known for its pyramids and ancient civilizations, Egypt is at the center of the Arab world and has played a central role in the political situation within the region in modern times.
Following the assassination of Anwar Al-Sadat in 1981 by Islamic extremists, Hosni Mubarak was elected President and oversaw the return of Egypt to the Arab League in 1991.
Egypt is bordered to the north by the Mediterranean, to the south by Sudan, to the west by Libya, and to the east by the Red Sea and Israel.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Egypt/Overview   (534 words)

  
 ODYSSEY/Egypt
Look at this map and notice where the cities in ancient Egypt were located.
Ancient Egyptian civilization developed in the delta and valley regions of the Nile River, isolated and protected by vast deserts on either side.
The Nile River was the "backbone" of Egypt.
carlos.emory.edu /ODYSSEY/EGYPT/nilemap.html   (130 words)

  
 Geography Of Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 A Geography Lesson on Egypt
Additionally, they will have learned about Egypt, its culture and established a pen pal relationship with a classroom in Egypt.
The students will be given practice assignments in MS Word and be asked to write a short report on how they can use their new computer skills to help them with other subjects.
Egypt's climate is generally dry, with two seasons: a hot season from May to October and a cool
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Egypt covers an area of approximately 1,001,450 sq km (386,662 sq mi) in northeastern Africa, its northern coastline along the Mediterranean Sea, its eastern coastline along the Red Sea and touching the State of Israel in the Sinai.
The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasir have altered the time-honored place of the River Nile in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt.
It was built to save European ships from having to sail all the way around Africa to reach the Indian Ocean.
www.arab.net /egypt/et_geogintro.htm   (256 words)

  
 Egypt Geography
The area of the Arab Republic of Egypt is more than 1,000,000 km².
Its borders stretch from the Mediterranean in the north, where the Nile meets the sea, to the borders of Sudan, Libya on the west and over the Sinai Peninsula to the borders of Israel and, by sea, Jordan and Saudi Arabia on the east.
The Nile (the world's- longest river with its 6,600 km) has created, through tens of thousands of years, a fantastic fertile landscape on its banks where - approximately 95 % of Egypt's population lives.
www.enjoytours.org /En/egyptgeography.htm   (154 words)

  
 Geography
The country of Egypt is located in the north eastern region of Africa.
The climate of Egypt is dry and arid because the Sahara Desert crosses it.
Contrary to popular belief, olives were not grown in Egypt.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/egypt/dailylife/geography.html   (430 words)

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