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Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula
Geographic coordinates: 27° 0' N, 30° 0' E
Coastline km: 2,450 km km
Climate: Desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters
Terrain: Controls Sinai Peninsula, only land bridge between Africa and remainder of Eastern Hemisphere; controls Suez Canal, a sea link between Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea; size, and juxtaposition to Israel, establish its major role in Middle Eastern geopolitics; dependence on upstream neighbors; dominance of Nile basin issues; prone to influxes of refugees
Elevation: lowest point: Qattara Depression -133 m highest point: Mount Catherine 2,629 m
Natural hazards: Periodic droughts; frequent earthquakes, flash floods, landslides; hot, driving windstorm called khamsin occurs in spring; dust storms, sandstorms
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)
Population: 77,505,756 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
Divisions: 26 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah); Ad Daqahliyah, Al Bahr al Ahmar, Al Buhayrah, Al Fayyum, Al Gharbiyah, Al Iskandariyah, Al Isma'iliyah, Al Jizah, Al Minufiyah, Al Minya, Al Qahirah, Al Qalyubiyah, Al Wadi al Jadid, Ash Sharqiyah, As Suways, Aswan, Asyut, Bani Suwayf, Bur Sa'id, Dumyat, Janub Sina', Kafr ash Shaykh, Matruh, Qina, Shamal Sina', Suhaj
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|Surf Spots (8)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Agami||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Arabia Beach||- / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|El Corniche||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Mandara||3 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Marsa Alaam||1 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Ramadas||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Rowad Resort, North coast||1 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Shatby||4 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
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By surferofegy , 29-06-2011
serious surfing in egypt - people who wanna the best surf conditions egypt has 2 offer should go to the north coast in alexandria its called sahel el shimalee in arabic in an area called krair my family has a villa over there and i surf there every summer it has nice clean water unlike the city and no rocks or coral to get hurt on if u ask me its eypts surfing heaven the bigger better waves are usually in the winter and fall in the summer and spring its nice 2 but the waves r smaller like little practice waves b4 the main event (winter. I hope every body checks this place out ur gonna love it !
By Anonymous , 03-10-2010
Seeking for waves - I'm happy to see that there's a surfer's community here in Egypt, although it's have been a year now and i didn't surf yet :(!!
So guy's if any one can tell me if there's good spots an when i would be very thankful any web site where i can manage to see that...
By omar metwalli , 31-10-2009
Visiting from San Diego, CA - Hey, I'm visiting my family mid January and wanted to hook up with surfers. I brought a board to Alex once, and it was a hassle (2005), Now that Surfing is blossoming in Egypt, maybe I can find a rental ? that would be awesome. I can bring stuff with me (leashes, wax etc if you need something from the states
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