Egypt Libyan Desert

           

 

 

  

 


 
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The Libyan Desert, also called the Western Desert or the Great Sand Sea covers an area of about 1,100,000 square kilometers. In Egypt, the Libyan Desert occupies the south Wets part. This immense desert is made from boulder plain and sand and the Senussis are its inhabitants. The scorpions and the sand vipers are the main animals of the desert. The climate in the Libyan Desert is moderate, with warm temperatures most of the year. The main touristic attractions in this desert are the oases, which are a delight for everyone, with their natural beauty, trees and plants, especially the palm trees. Trough the most important oases in the Libyan Desert are: the Ghat oasis, the Kufra oasis, the Ghadames oasis, the Jufra oases, the Wadi Eshati oases and the Wadi Elhayat oases. Some of the oases are surrounded by lakes and by sand dunes. There are many interesting geographic forms in this desert, like sand dunes of different colors and forms (the Great Sand Sea, Adhan Merzuq, Adhan Ubari), mountainous areas (like the Staft path, the Mellita path, the eastern Awinat or Akakus) and the stone lands (like Elhamada Elhamra). Although the Libyan Desert is an arid territory, there exist fauna and flora. In the Great Sand Sea`s North, for example, shrubs can be seen, arising from the sand. At altitudes of 800 meters (or even higher) grows a species of Ficus that has a bright green color. Fagonia thebaica is a plant that grows at 70 meters under the top. The beautiful purple flowers of Fagonia thebaica can be met on the Hassanein Plateau and other places where there is no other vegetation. Heliotropium bacciferum is a plant that is dominant on the Hassanein Plateau. In the vicinity of the water sources the date palms can be seen.

 
 

 

Egypt Libyan Desert

 

 
 
 
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