Regions in Egypt

Lower Egypt

Ancient Egypt was divided into two regions according to the flow of the Nile River towards the Mediterranean, therefore the northernmost region of the Nile Delta is confusingly (by our standards) called Lower... read more

North Coast

Egypt's northern border is a 1,000km (600-mile) stretch of Mediterranean coastline, bracketed between the contentious border between the Sinai and the Gaza strip at the eastern end, and the border with Libya... read more

Red Sea Coast

The Red Sea Coast is a region of eastern Egypt, following the shoreline of the Red Sea from Suez in the north to the Sudanese border in the south. It is Egypt's fastest developing area for overseas travelers... read more


The Sinai Peninsula is the easternmost part of Egypt between the Mediterranean and the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba, both forks of the Red Sea. The western and northern coasts are practically uninhabited, but... read more

Upper Egypt

Upper Egypt is a region of the Nile Valley in Egypt, between Luxor and Aswan and the historical region of Lower Nubia, characterized by a number of ancient settlements and temple towns that draw thousands... read more

Western Desert

The Western Desert occupies a huge area of Egypt, on the side of the Nile that symbolized death. The western lands were where the sun god Ra went to die each day, and where the souls of the pharaohs went... read more

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