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Geographical Features in Countries Around the Red Sea

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October 28th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Countries by Red Sea - October 21st, 2010

This image shows various countries around the Red Sea, in Africa and the Middle East. As one moves southward, the terrain changes from arid desert to more fertile, vegetated green land.

Visible to the north of the Red Sea is part of Saudi Arabia, mountainous near the coast. Moving south and crossing over the sea, one comes to Eritrea, along the coast, and then to Ethiopia, further inland. The tan, sediment-filled lake near the bottom edge is Lake Tana, in the Ethiopian highlands.

In the upper left corner, part of Egypt is visible by Lake Nasser, on the Egypt-Sudan border. The left side of the image belongs mostly to Sudan. The Nile River can be seen on this side of the image. In the lower left quadrant, the convergence of the Blue Nile (right) and the White Nile (left) can be observed, with the irrigated agricultural project of the Gezira Scheme situated between the two rivers.

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