Egypt

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When people think of Egypt, they often imagine the ancient pyramids and pharaohs. But this North African country is also home to stunning natural scenery, from the vast Sahara desert to the lush Nile River valley. Here are some of the most beautiful natural highlights of Egypt:

The Sahara is the world's largest desert, and a visit to Egypt is a chance to experience its otherworldly beauty. Rippling sand dunes, stark rocky outcrops, and shimmering mirages make up this vast landscape. The best way to explore the Sahara is by camel or 4-wheel drive, and there are plenty of tour operators who can take you on safari across this amazing region.

The Nile River is the lifeblood of Egypt, and a cruise down this ancient waterway is a must-do for any visitor. The river valley is home to lush green fields, towering cliffs, and quaint villages. As you sail down the Nile, you'll also get to see some of the country's most famous ancient sites, such as the temples of Karnak and Luxor.

If you're looking for a more active holiday, then Egypt is the perfect destination. The country is home to some of the best hiking trails in Africa, and there are plenty of adventures to be had in the Sahara desert and along the Nile River. With its dramatic landscapes and rich history, Egypt is a place that never fails to inspire. So if you're looking for an unforgettable holiday, be sure to put Egypt on your list.

Total land area (km2)
995,450
Total land area (km2)
Population (as of 2020)
102,334,404
Population (as of 2020)
Capital city
Cairo
Capital city
Currency
Egyptian pound (EGP)
Currency

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Highest temperature
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Geeky Facts about Egypt

Fact 1

To date, over 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.

Fact 2

Egypt is home to seven UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites.

Fact 3

The ancient Egyptians forged one of the earliest peace treaties on record, the Kadesh Peace Treaty negotiated in 1259 B.C.

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