EGYPT (Syllabus: GS Paper 1 – Geography)

News-CRUX-10     19th December 2023        
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Context: The Prime Minister of India has congratulated His Excellency Abdelfattah Elsisi on winning Egyptian Presidential Elections.


  • Location: In the northeastern corner of Africa.
  • Bordered by: Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip of Palestine and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west.
  • The Gulf of Aqaba: Separates Egypt from Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
  • Capital: Cairo
  • Highest Mountain: Mount Catherine at 2,642 meters
  • River: Nile
  • Desert: Egypt includes parts of the Sahara desert and of the Libyan Desert.