Lower Egypt

Lower Egypt is the northern part of Egypt, containing the Nile Delta, and . It's not a defined region or province, just a convenient grouping for travel purposes, and with a high proportion of Egypt's top sights.

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

Picture yourself in Egypt and you picture this. Imagine Ancient Egypt and this is where your mind will land. Photo: Maveric149, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is 's third largest city, its second largest seaport and the entry point of the Suez Canal by the Mediterranean. Photo: Mohamed kamal 1984, CC BY-SA 3.0.


Faiyum is a city in . Located 100 kilometres southwest of , in the , it is the capital of the modern . Photo: Yash8496, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is the English name for the present-day site of one of the great ancient capital cities of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Damietta is a port city and the capital of the in , a former bishopric and present multiple Catholic titular see. Photo: Mahmoud mohamed madyan, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is the name given both to a village 32 km to the south of the capital of and… Photo: Oltau, CC BY 3.0.

is city on the north coast of , famous as the site of major battles between British and German forces during the Second World War. Photo: TheEgyptian, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in Lower Egypt. Situated in the eastern part of the Nile delta, it is the capital of the governorate of Sharqia. Photo: Dr.walid reda ashour, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in with the country's fifth largest populated area and 658,798 inhabitants as of 2018. Photo: Faris knight, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a town in Lower Egypt. This Nile delta town is virtually unknown to tourists. Photo: Ahmed Al.Badawy, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a city in Lower Egypt, and the capital of the . Photo: M mousa 86, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Mersa Matruh, also transliterated as , is a port in and the capital of . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is an archaeological locality some 10 km to the south of and therefore 35 km south of the Egyptian capital . Photo: Pentaur, Public domain.

is the name given to an archaeological locality on the desert plateau 10 km south of Giza and 8 km north of . Photo: Kurohito, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Bubastis, also known in Arabic as or in Egyptian as Per-Bast, was an ancient Egyptian city. Photo: Einsamer Schütze, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is current official name for the new capital of Egypt, located 45 kilometres east of Cairo in Lower Egypt. Photo: U.S. Department of State, Public domain.

is a Vvalley in Lower Egypt. The valley contains several alkaline lakes, salt deposits, salt marshes and freshwater marshes. Photo: someone10x, CC BY 2.0.

or el-Lisht is an Egyptian village located south of . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Lower Egypt

Latitude of center
31° or 31° north
Longitude of center
31° or 31° east
5 metres (16 feet)
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Benede-Egipte
  • Arabic: مصر السفلى
  • Azerbaijani: Aşağı Misir
  • Basque: Behe Egipto
  • Basque: Egipto Beherea
  • Bosnian: Donji Egipat
  • Breton: Egipt Izel
  • Breton: Goueled Egipt
  • Bulgarian: Долен Египет
  • Catalan: Baix Egipte
  • Catalan: Han.rememhit
  • Catalan: Llista de ciutats del baix Egipte
  • Chinese: 下埃及
  • Croatian: Donji Egipat
  • Czech: Dolní Egypt
  • Dimli: Mısıro Cêrên
  • Dutch: Beneden-Egypte
  • Dutch: Neder-Egypte
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: مصر السفلى
  • Esperanto: Malalta Egiptio
  • Finnish: Ala-Egypti
  • French: Basse-Egypte
  • French: Basse-Égypte
  • French: Basse Egypte
  • Gallegan: Baixo Exipto
  • Georgian: ქვემო ეგვიპტე
  • German: Unterägypten
  • German: Unterägyptisch
  • Greek: Κάτω Αίγυπτος
  • Hebrew: מצרים התחתונה
  • Hebrew: מצרים תחתית
  • Hungarian: Alsó-Egyiptom
  • Indonesian: Mesir Bawah
  • Indonesian: Mesir Hilir
  • Irish: An Éigipt Íochtarach
  • Italian: Basso Egitto
  • Japanese: 下エジプト
  • Korean: 하이집트
  • Latin: Aegyptus inferior
  • Lithuanian: Žemutinis Egiptas
  • Macedonian: Долен Египет
  • Malay (generic): Mesir Bawah
  • Malay (generic): Mesir Hilir
  • Norwegian: Nedre Egypt
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Nedre Egypt
  • Persian: مصر سفلی
  • Polish: Dolny Egipt
  • Portuguese: Baixo Egipto
  • Portuguese: Baixo Egito
  • Portuguese: Baixo Império Egípcio
  • Romanian: Egiptul de Jos
  • Russian: Багари
  • Russian: Нижний Египет
  • Serbian: Donji Egipat
  • Serbian: Доњи Египат
  • Serbo-Croatian: Donji Egipat
  • Sinhalese: පහළ ඊජිප්තුව
  • Slovenian: Spodnji Egipt
  • Spanish: Bajo Egipto
  • Swedish: Nedre Egypten
  • Tamil: கீழ் எகிப்து
  • Turkish: Aşağı Mısır
  • Ukrainian: Нижній Єгипет
  • Urdu: زیریں مصر
  • Venetian: Baso Ezito
  • Vietnamese: Hạ Ai Cập
  • Welsh: Yr Aifft Isel
  • Al Wajh al Baḩrī
  • El Masr el Bahari
  • Er-Rif
  • Mişr Baḩr
  • Wagh-el-Bahri

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