Lower Egypt

Lower Egypt is an extensive region of Egypt containing the Nile Delta, Cairo, Alexandria, and the pyramid fields near Cairo. In ancient times, Lower Egypt was known as Ta-mehu which means Land of Papyrus.

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Cairo is the capital of Egypt and, with a total population of Greater Cairo metropolitan area in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East.

Alexandria is Egypt's second largest city, its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea.

Port Said is Egypt's third city, its second seaport and the entry point of the Suez Canal by the Mediterranean.


Mansoura is a town in Lower Egypt. This Nile delta town is virtually unknown to tourists.

Saqqara is the name given both to a village 32 km to the south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo and …

Abusir is the name given to an Egyptian archaeological locality on the desert plateau 10 km south of Giza and 8 km north of Saqqara.

Lower Egypt

  • Type:  Region
  • Location:  , ,
  • Latitude of center:  30° 36' (30.6°) north
  • Longitude of center:  31° 6' (31.1°) east
  • Elevation:  5 meters (16 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Lower Egypt
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Lower Egypt

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  • Spanish:  Bajo Egipto
  • Al Wajh al Baḩrī
  • El Masr el Bahari
  • Er-Rif
  • Mişr Baḩr
  • Wagh-el-Bahri

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