Egypt's Geography and Climate
Geography and Climate of Egypt


Egypt is 386,650 square miles of land and its highest point is 6,668 feet and the lowest point is 436 feet below sea level. Almost all of Egypt’s land is desert and there are hardly any trees to see for miles. Egypt is larger than New Mexico and Texas put together. One of the best sites in Egypt is the Nile River. The Nile River runs north trough Egypt and it’s the longest river in Africa. The Nile River has seasonal flooding so the people built the Aswan Dam. The Aswan Dam allows more crop planting but it may cause environmental problems.


Egypt is a hot, dry, arid place and very few trees and vegetation. The summers are very hot and humid with hot dusty winds blowing. The temperatures can hit up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. November and April is there colder time. There winters are still 70 to 80 degrees there. The farmers use irrigation to grow crops because it is so hot and dry. Most of the cites are next to the Nile River because it is cooler and easier to grow crops.

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Culture Grams Volume 2
David M. Kennedy Center

Date Created: April 12, 2000
Created By: Justin B.

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