Geographic Regions of Egypt

  • Nabil Sayed Embabi
Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)


This chapter presents the main characteristics of the four geographic regions of Egypt. Since it runs in a north–south direction, the Nile Valley divides the Egyptian landmass into two vast regions: one in the west, and the other one in the east. The one in the west is called the Western Desert, and the one in the east (except for the Sinai Peninsula) is called the Eastern Desert. Although some landforms are repeated in more than one region, every region has its own landscape that makes it different from others. This means that Egypt is divided into four geographic regions: the Nile Valley, the Western Desert, the Eastern Desert, and Sinai Peninsula. Characteristic forms of each region are presented to draw a clear and accurate picture for each one of them, but also of the whole of Egypt. Furthermore, this analysis will serve as an introduction to the detailed geomorphic studies that will follow in this book.


The Nile Valley The Nile Delta The Western Desert The Eastern Desert Sinai Peninsula The Mediterranean Sea The Red Sea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography, Faculty of ArtsAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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