Egypt Scuba Diving
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Egypt covers an area of over 380,000 square miles, and has a population of over 70 million people, the vast majority of whom live in the fertile Nile Delta region. Cairo, the countries capital, currently houses approximately 16 million people. Central to life in Egypt, both today and throughout history, is the river Nile which stretches over 900 miles from the Mediterranean Sea in the North, down to the Sudan in the South.
Egypt is split into three main regions geographically. The Eastern desert extends from the Nile Valley all the way across to the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea. The larger western desert area, which represents approximately 68% of the countries territory, spreads West from the banks of the Nile to the Libyan border. The third area, the Nile Valley, is the fertile strip of land, only 10 miles across, which follows the banks of the Nile to cover an area of almost 6,000 square miles.Read more