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  Sinai Peninsula - MSN Encarta
Sinai Peninsula, peninsula in northeastern Egypt, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Negev Desert in Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the southeast, the Red Sea to the south, and the Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal to the west.
Sinai is roughly triangular in shape, with the tip in the south where the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez meet at the island of Ra’s Muhammad.
Israel invaded the Sinai in October 1956 after Egypt interfered with Israel’s shipping by closing the Strait of Tiran (at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba) in 1951 and nationalized the British- and French-held Suez Canal in July 1956.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Sinai Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sinai Peninsula, with the Gulf of Aqaba (east) and the Gulf of Suez (west), as viewed from the Space Shuttle STS-40.
Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides.
Its land borders are the Suez Canal to the west and the Israel–Egypt border to the north-east.
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 Sinai on the Red Sea Egypt - a holiday Guide
Sinai offers the best diving spots in the world and is therefore a prime destination for divers and underwater enthusiasts.
Sinai is home to the indigenous people, the Bedouins, who are more than happy to share with you their love for the desert whether on a jeep tour or on a camel trek.
Sinai invites for a voyage into biblical history - the climb of Mount Moses is a highlight by itself.
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  Sinai
Peninsula in Egypt, with an area of 61,000 km² and a population of about 60,000.
Sinai represents Egypt's Asian part, as the border between Africa and Asia is drawn along the Suez Canal.
Sinai borders to Israel and Palestine to the northeast.
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  Sinai Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its land borders are the Suez Canal to the west and the Israel–Egypt border to the north-east.
For geopolitical purposes, the Sinai is often considered part of Africa (as the rest of Egypt is).
The Sinai Peninsula is currently divided among several governorates, or provinces, of Egyptian administration.
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 SINAI PENINSULA,
The peninsula is separated from the continent of Africa by the Gulf of Suez (an arm of the Red Sea) and the Suez Canal.
On the E, the peninsula is bounded by the Arabian Peninsula, from which it is partly separated by the Gulf of Aqaba, another arm of the Red Sea.
The Sinai Peninsula was the scene of major military encounters in 1956, 1967, and 1973; it was occupied by Israel in 1967, but Egypt resumed full control in the early 1980s.
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 Sinai Peninsula
Sinai Peninsula, peninsula in northeastern Egypt, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Negev Desert in Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the southeast, the Red Sea to the south, and the Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal to the west.
Sinai is roughly triangular in shape, with the tip in the south where the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez meet at the island of Ra's Muhammad.
From the plateau to the southern tip of the peninsula, Sinai is cut by a jagged system of mountains and wadis (channels that fill with water during rainstorms).
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 Sinai Peninsula
The Sinai Peninsula or Sinai (Coptic: sina ⲥⲓⲛⲁ; Egyptian Arabic: sina سينا; Arabic, sina'a سيناء; Sinin in most Semitic languages, Hebrew: סיני Si-nai) is a triangle-shaped peninsula lying between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north) and Red Sea (to the south), located in Egypt.
In 1948, Egyptian forces passed through Sinai on their way to invade the newly-created state of Israel based on a United Nations partition dividing the land between the Jews and the Arabs.
The Sinai Peninsula is currently divided among several governorates, or provinces, of Egyptian administration.
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 Sinai Peninsula
Sinai is roughly triangular in shape, with the tip in the south where the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez meet at the island of Ra's Muhammad.
From the plateau to the southern tip of the peninsula, Sinai is cut by a jagged system of mountains and wadis (channels that fill with water during rainstorms).
The climate of Sinai is generally hot and dry, receiving an average of less than 100 mm (4 in) of rain per year.
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 Sinai Peninsula
The Sinai Peninsula is a triangle-shaped peninsula lying between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north) and Red Sea (to the south).
Its land borders are the Suez Canal to the west, and the Israel-Egypt border to the north-east.
For the next three millennia Sinai remained sparsely inhabited, serving primarily as a mining region and as a military route between Egypt and the great civilizations of the Fertile Crescent.
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 Sinai Peninsula - Britannica Concise
Sinai is likewise famous as the scene of the giving of the Law to Moses, but there is doubt as to which of the mountains of Sinai is the actual site.
Aridity is manifested in Sinai by a degraded soil surface, sand-dune expanses, salinization, and wadis.
Sinai, Mount - granitic peak of the south-central Sinai Peninsula, Janb Sn' (South Sinai) mufaah (governorate), Egypt.
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 Sinai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
From the plateau to the southern tip of the peninsula, Sinai is cut by a jagged system of mountains and wâdîs (channels that fill with water during rainstorms).
The Sinai is generally hot and dry, receiving an average of less than 100 mm (4 in) of rain per year.
The peninsula is now divided into a number of zones of demilitarization, monitored by the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) drawn from the United States and other countries.
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 Sinai
Peninsula in Egypt, with an area of 61,000 km² and a population of about 60,000.
Sinai represents Egypt's Asian part, as the border between Africa and Asia is drawn along the Suez Canal.
Sinai borders to Israel and Palestine to the northeast.
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 Sinai Scuba Diving Centers , Red Sea , South Sinai, Egypt, Ras mohamed
Ras Mohamed is a very thin strip of land at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula at the Northern end of the Red Sea.
In itself a peninsula, it is bordered to the west by the relatively shallow waters of the Gulf of Suez, and to theeast by the deep waters of the Gulf of Aqaba.
The western side of the peninsula is low and sandy, and its primary attraction is the only mooring, which is well sheltered, in the area on a level with the half-submerged remains of an old jetty known as The Quay.
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 Sinai - Wikitravel
The Sinai Peninsula is the easternmost part of Egypt between the Mediterranean and the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba, both forks of the Red Sea.
As is the case throughout Egypt, the language of the Sinai is the Egyptian dialect of the Arabic language and local bedouin Arabic dialects.
Underwater attractions: The Sinai peninsula is situated by the Red Sea and as such is an ideal point for diving and snorkelling.
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 Continents and Countries of Africa, Asia and Europe
The light, more highly reflective pattern in the north-central Sinai is a drainage network of dry stream channels and lakebeds.
Numerous coral reefs and small islands are visible east of Egypt near the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula.
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt 1991 The deep blue waters of the northern Red Sea provide a striking contrast to the sandy landforms (tans) and hills and mountains (browns) of the arid landscape of northeastern Egypt, northwestern Saudi Arabia, southern Israel, and a small part of southwestern Jordan.
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 Where Is Mount Sinai by Emmanuel Anati
In the story of Moses in Midian, Mount Sinai is described as being on the edge of the pasture land of Midian and on the way between Jethro's residence and Egypt.
One of the main emerging points is that Mt. Sinai, according to the narration, must be located on or near the border between the land of Midian and the land of Amalek.
Sinai, according to the biblical narration, should be located between these two regions, meaning in the Har Karkom area.
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 Mount Sinai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mount Sinai, also known as "Gebel Musa" or "Jabal Musa" by the Bedouins, is the name of a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula.
It is 2,285 metres high and is located in a mountain range in the southern part of the peninsula.
To some scholars it is the same as the Biblical Mount Sinai, though this is not agreed upon.
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 Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
Sinai is a scantily populated region consisting mainly of steppe and desert, with cultivable land only in the northern coastal strip and a few small oases; but its rugged mountain country, with its picturesque rock scenery, remote valleys and magnificent and constantly changing views, forms one of the most spectacular and impressive landscapes in Egypt.
Northern Sinai is an undulating table land of Cretaceous and Tertiary limestones and sandstones, rising gradually from north to south and reaching heights of about 3,900ft/1,200m in the Gebel el-Tih Range, which is dissected by the widely ramifying (and at certain points cultivable) Wadiel-Arish.
Pilgrimages to Sinai, as one of the holy places of the Old Testament, are attested from the third C. Veneration for this area led many hermits and monks to settle in southern Sinai, forming communities and living lives of great poverty and sanctity.
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 Centre 4 Sinai
It lies between the Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal on the west, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Negev desert on the east, the Mediterranean Sea on the north, and the Red Sea on the south.
Mount Sinai is renowned as the principal site of divine revelation in Jewish history, where God appeared to Moses and gave him the Ten Commandments.
The name Sinai may have been derived from the original name of one of the oldest Near Eastern religious cults, that of the moon god sin.
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 Sinai Peninsula --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Mount Sinai is renowned as the principal site of divine revelation in Jewish history, where God is purported to have appeared to Moses and given him the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20; Deuteronomy 5).
It lies between the Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal on the west, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Negev desert on the east, the Mediterranean Sea on the north, and the Red Sea on the south.
The Arab Republic of Egypt occupies the northeastern corner of the African continent and the Sinai Peninsula.
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 Egypt Travel and Tours by Pack2Egypt - Egypt tours, holiday Egypt, tours in Egypt, tours of Egypt, holidays in Egypt, ...
Sinai is a triangular peninsula wedged in between the waters of the Gulf of Suez to its west and the Gulf of Aqaba to its east.
Forty million years ago, the Sinai was part of the African/Asian landmass until seismic activity began a process which split the landmass into two separate plates.
There are eight bedwin tribes in southern Sinai, the two most prominent and powerful being the El Muzeina nhabiting the southern Gulf of Aqaba area from Nuweiba to Sharm El Sheikh, and the El Tarabin inhabiting the area from Nuweiba to Taba.
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When you approach the ancient land of Israel from the south, over the Sinai peninsula, you are impressed with two things--the stark beauty of the terrain and its utter desolation.
The Gulf of Aqaba is one of two gulfs created by the Sinai Peninsula's bifurcation of the northern Red Sea, the Gulf of Suez lying to the west of the Sinai Peninsula and the Gulf of Aqaba lying to its east.
Egypt is situated in the northeastern end of the African Continent, geopolitically including the Sinai Peninsula as a domain that belongs to the Asian Continent.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Sinai Peninsula
From then until the early 20th century, Sinai, as part of the Pashalik of Egypt, was under the control of the Ottoman Empire.
In 1948, Egyptian forces passed through Sinai on their way to invade the newly-created state of Israel based on a United Nations partition dividing the land between the Jews and the Arabs.
The Sinai Peninsula is currently divided among several governorates, or provinces, of Egyptian administration.
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 About the Sinai Peninsula
The natural barriers are the Gulf of Suez to the west, separating the African continent from Arab Asia and the Gulf of Aqaba to the east.
Sinai is part of the Great Rift Valley, the great fracture in the earth’s crust, that begins in East Africa continues through the Red Sea into the Gulf of Aqaba through the Jordan Valley (Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee) widening each year about 5mm moving the Saudi Arabian Peninsula northwards.
During the Timna Culture (3500 BC) the population increased as the mining and melting of copper and turquoise flourished.
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 Daily Bible Study - The Sinai Peninsula
The Sinai Peninsula was the scene of numerous events of Bible History.
The roughly triangle-shaped peninsula has the Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal along its western side, the Mediterranean Sea on its north, and along the east is the Gaza Strip and the Negev Desert of Israel, and then the Gulf of Aqaba, with Saudi Arabia on the opposite shore.
The north part of the Sinai is mostly desert, while the southern area has numerous steep, craggy mountains - one of which we know as Mount Sinai, where Moses received The Ten Commandments from God.
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 ESA - Observing the Earth - The Nile Delta and the Sinai Peninsula
ESA - Observing the Earth - The Nile Delta and the Sinai Peninsula
Bounded by the Gulf of Suez to its west and a geological fault zone extending from Africa's Great Rift Valley along the Gulf of Aqaba to its east, the arid Sinai Peninsula is almost entirely uninhabited except for some coastal settlements.
Much contested throughout the 20th Century, the majority of the Peninsula is today under Egyptian rule.
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