Egypt Western Desert

           

 

 

  

 


 
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Covering almost 700,000 square kilometers and two thirds of the Egyptian land area, the Western Desert lays from the Nile's West to the border with Sudan. This desert has numerous oases such as: the Al-Bahriyyah oasis and the Al-Farafirah oasis in the North desert; Munkhafad al-Qattarah (the Qattara Depression) is situated in the North - West of the Al-Bahriyyah oasis. This depression has inhabitants and modern cars. The Siwa oasis is situated in the Qattara Depression's West, close to the Libyan border. Siwa Oasis is the largest oasis and with the most populated one, but is not very influenced by modernity. The area of the Western Desert from the Qattara Depression's South is made from stony tracts and big ridges made by the blown sand. The White Desert has a continue territory made from basement rocks that are covered with layers of sediments. The sediments are bedded and horizontally and form a low plateau or massive plains. The exception is represented by the Jilf al Kabir plateau which has a 1,000 meters altitude. From the Siwa Oasis to this plateau is the Great Sand Sea. In many parts of this desert area the basins (deep depressions) and the ridges (escarpments) are present. No streams drains or rivers can be me there. But in the Western Desert are also depressions with fresh water from the Nile as well as natural resources, a small agricultural production and permanent settlements. One oasis isolated somehow from Egypt and close to the border with Libyan is the Siwa Oasis, which was very famous for its Temple of Amun where Alexander the Great and Herodotus used to come for the oracles that existed here. Other oases in the Western Desert are the Al Faiyum Oasis and the Kharijah Oasis, which is the largest oasis.

 
 

 

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