Egypt Map - Map of Egypt


Egypt Map - Map of Egypt


There are definitely big differences between the map of the ancient Egypt and the map of the actual Egypt.Since Egypt has a history rich in changes, it is a normal thing for the country’s map to be modified over the years.

A common feature of the old and the actual map is its division into geographical and political subdivisions.The land covered by the actual map of Egypt is not so much as the one covered by the Egyptian empire’s map.


If in the ancient Egypt, when the south of Nubia was under the Egypt`s control, the Aswan was considered Egypt`s boundary in south, in the actual map, the south of Nubia is Sudan`s part and, also, in the actual map, the upper part of the ex-Nubia belongs to Egypt. And this is just one example.



In the old Egypt eastern map the land that was stretching trough the actual Israel till Syria was under the Egypt`s control too. Even so, it was considered that Egypt was ending where the Africa was separated from the Sinai Peninsula. And this, in spite of the fact that Egypt, like today, was controlling the Sinai Peninsula. A complicate map`s history for a country that has a complex history, too.

Egypt Map

The ancient Egypt's map was divided in small divisions called nomes, that were situated in the north part of the delta and close to the Nile river. Every desert nomes was controlled by one monarch.



In the old history of Egypt, sometimes the Upper Egypt and the Lower Egypt represented political divisions, especially before their union in the first dynasty.

Also, during this country's history the north and the south were under the rule of two powerful men called viziers; in the political hierarchy, the viziers were under the king.

There were also periods of time when one vizier was controlling the entire Egypt.The actual map of Egypt has twenty six political divisions called governorates, including the Sinai Peninsula and the regions from desert. The 26 divisions are:


Ad Diffah (the Libyan Plateau), Buheirat el Burullus, the Nile River (Bahr el Nil), Buheirat al Manzala, the Lake Nasser, the Eastern Desert, the Libyan Desert, the Western Desert, the Great Bitter Lake, the Qattara Depression (Munkhafad el Qattara), Khalig el Salum, Khalig el Arab, Foul Bay, the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba.


Today, the map of Egypt has 36 cities, from which the most known, especially by tourists are Cairo (El Qahira, the capital of the country, with the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, the Egyptian Museum, the Old Cairo, numerous mosques and monuments),



Alexandria (El Iskandariya, the Egypt's second largest city, housing the famous Library of Alexandria), Luxor (with the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the Karnak Temple, the Mummification Museum, the Luxor Temple and other attractions), El Giza (with the Giza Pyramids), Sharm ash Shaykh (known for the Quad Bike Safari and luxuriant hotels).


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