NORTHERN AFRICA

Egypt Map

An Egypt map with major cities, roads, rivers, and lakes. It features an elevation map and satellite imagery showing the topography of the Nile River and its vast number of deserts.
REFERENCE

Egypt Political Map

Egypt is a country located in northeastern Africa along the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. It borders Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, as well as Israel and the Gaza Strip (Palestine) to the east. Cairo is the capital and largest city of Egypt with the largest metropolitan area of the Middle East. Egypt has a rich history as one of the world’s earliest and greatest civilizations. For example, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx are absolute marvels and world-renowned monuments. Also, Egyptians first used hieroglyphics and pioneered developments in agriculture and human settlements.

IMAGERY

Egypt Satellite Map

Egypt occupies an area of 1,010,408 square kilometers (390,121 sq mi), which is the 12th largest in Africa. This makes the country’s total area slightly smaller than Mauritania and larger than Tanzania. The longest river in the world, the Nile River, flows northward through Egypt for about 750 miles (1,200 km). When it terminates at the Mediterranean Sea, it spreads out and forms the triangular-shaped Nile Delta. This area is home to 40% of its population (around 95 million people) and its fertile land is completely covered with farming and agriculture.

HILLSHADE

Egypt Elevation Map

Egypt is characterized by its vast swaths of deserts throughout the country like the Great Sand Sea and the largest hot desert in the world, the Sahara Desert. But the country also has several low-lying mountains, and of course the Nile River and Delta. In the southern region, the landscape contains low mountains from the Gilf Kebir Plateau. Further east, the terrain becomes more mountainous. Whereas Northern Egypt has wide valleys near the Nile and desert to the east and west. At 2,629 m (8,625 ft) in height, Mount Catherine is Egypt’s highest peak.