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Sinai Peninsula Between Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt

29.5N 34.0E

March 15th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Egypt - March 5th, 2010

Egypt - March 5th, 2010

The Sinai Peninsula or Sinai is a triangular peninsula in Egypt that lies between the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and the Red Sea to the south (lower portion of image). The Gulf of Suez is located on the west side of the peninsula, and the Gulf of Aqaba, on the east side. Many islands and coral reefs are visible here in the Red Sea and the Gulfs.

The Sinai Peninsula, which has a surface area of about 60,000 km2 (23,000 sq mi),  serves as a land bridge between Africa and Asia. In fact, it is the only part of Egypt located in the latter continent.

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