Egypt Political Map
Egypt Country Information:
Egypt is located in northeastern Africa. Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, Israel and the Gaza strip to the east.
Egypt Bordering Countries:
Gaza Strip, Israel, Libya, Sudan
Abu Sunbul, Al 'Arish, Al Bawiti, Al Fayyum, Al Ghardaqah, Al Jizah, Al Kharijah, Al Minya, Al Qusayr, Al Tur, As Sallum, Aswan, Asyut, Baltim, Bani Suwayf, Baranis, Baris, Benha, Beni Suef, Bur Safajah, Bur Said (Port Said), Cairo, Damanhur, Dumyat (Damietta), El Giza, El Iskandariya (Alexandria), El Mahalla el Kubra, El Minya, El Qahira (Cairo), El Suweis (Suez), Elat, Helwan, Idfu, Isma'ilia, Luxor, Marsa al 'Alam, Marsa Matruh, Mut, Qina, Ra's Gharib, Sharm ash Shaykh, Shibin el Kom, Siwah, Sudr, Suez, Suhaj, Tanta, Zagazig and Zifta.
Bahr el Nil (Nile River), Buheirat al Manzala, Buheirat el Burullus, Eastern Desert, Foul Bay, Great Bitter Lake, Gulf of Aqaba, Gulf of Suez, ibyan Plateau (Ad Diffah), Khalig el Arab, Khalig el Salum, Lake Nasser, Libyan Desert, Mediterranean Sea, Munkhafad el Qattara (Qattara Depression), Red Sea and Western Desert.
Egypt Natural Resources:
Egypt's metal resources include iron ore, manganese, lead and zinc. The mineral resources include talc, gypsum and asbestos. Some of the country's commercial resources are petroleum, natural gas, phosphates and limestone.
Egypt Natural Hazards:
Egypt has frequent earthquakes, flash floods and landslides. Other natural hazards include dust storms, sandstorms, periodic droughts, and hot, driving windstorms called khamsin, which occur in the spring.
Egypt Environmental Issues:
Egypt has numerous environmental issues. This country's agricultural land is being lost to urbanization, windblown sands and desertification. There is also increasing soil salination below the Aswan High Dam. Egypt has water pollution from agricultural pesticides, raw sewage, and industrial effluents. Oil pollution is threatening the coral reefs, beaches, and marine habitats. The country has very limited natural fresh water resources away from the Nile, which is its only perennial water source. In addition, Egypt has had a rapid growth in population, which is overstraining the Nile and their natural resources.