Egypt is a country in the northeast corner of Africa. Its full name is the Arab Republic of Egypt, and its population reaches about 80 million inhabitants. The capital is Cairo, where 16 million people live. Egypt is located in Africa, though a part of it pertains to the continent of Asia, specifically the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is an ideal place to spend your holidays seeing its history, monuments, crusades on the Nile, and its beaches.
The Sahara Desert is next to the Nile and the Pyramids, which is the main attraction of Egypt, a country that attracts millions of tourists each year. It is a country split between the Sahara Desert, the banks of the Nile River, where most of the population lives, and the historical cities that are today very populated, such as Cairo and Alexandra.
Egypt is surrounded by important Muslim countries on the Mediteranean, Isreal, Sudan, Lybia, the Red Sea... all mark its borders. The Sahara has an immense extension through the land, and the fertile ground and the big cities are all located on the banks of the Nile.
In Egypt, there is the Suez Canal, which France has had disputes with, as well as England. The Suez Canal also separates the African side from the Asian side of Egypt, which is the Peninsula of Sinai. Apart from the desert in the country, there are 20-something national parks of more than 50,000 km2, that's 6% of the country's territory. The Elba National Park is the most visited of them.
The Great Spinx or the Keops Pyramid, cities like Alexandra, Cairo, Suez, Port Said, or Herghada, the Red Sea, its possibilities for windsurf or kitesurf, but expecially for scuba diving, visiting monuments, enjoying outdoor sports.... all of these are possibilities for your enjoyment during your vacation in Egypt.
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