The Arab Republic of Egypt is in north-eastern . Egypt is perhaps best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its art, temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and above all, its pyramids.

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is the capital of Egypt and, with a total population of Greater metropolitan area in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both and the . Photo: Mario modesto, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is Egypt's second largest city, its largest seaport, and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Wing, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an extensive region of Egypt containing the Nile Delta, , , and the pyramid fields near Cairo. Photo: Pentaur, Public domain.

The Peninsula, often shortened to is the easternmost part of Egypt between the Mediterranean and the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba, both forks of the Red Sea. Photo: Denis Polyakov, CC BY-SA 2.0.


is a region of the Nile Valley in Egypt, between and and the historical region of Lower Nubia, characterised by a number of ancient settlements and temple towns that draw thousands of travellers every year. Photo: Francisco Anzola, CC BY 2.0.

is an extensive region of Egypt, extending through the Nile River valley, roughly between the cities of and Qus. Photo: Vyacheslav Argenberg, CC BY 2.0.

The is a region of eastern Egypt, along the 800 km western shore of that sea, from Port Suez in the north to the Sudanese border in the south. Photo: Alexostrov, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is part of the Sahara Desert and occupies all of Egypt west of the fertile strip of the Nile to the border with Libya. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


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