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Sinai Peninsula Between Africa and the Middle East

29.5N 34.0E

June 2nd, 2010 Category: Rivers

Egypt - April 28th, 2010

Egypt - April 28th, 2010

The image clearly shows the threshold position of the Sinai Peninsula, located at the frontier between Africa and the Middle East. The peninsula, which belongs to Egypt, sits between Israel/Palestine to the east, and the rest of Egypt to the west.

With reference to surrounding bodies of water, the peninsula rests between the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba at the northern end of the Red Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north. The Nile River is visible to the west.

The peninsula covers some 23,500 sq mi (61,000 sq km). Its southern region is mountainous and includes Mount Sinai, while its northern two-thirds is an arid plateau known as the Sinai Desert.

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