Geographic coordinates: 27 00 N, 30 00 E
Area: 1,001,450 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 30
Land: 995,450 sq km
Water: 6,000 sq km
Land Boundaries: 2,665km
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.
Desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters.
Vast desert plateau interrupted by the Nile valley and delta.
Lowest point: Qattara Depression -133m
Highest point: Mount Catherine 2,629m
Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, rare earth elements and zinc.