Description : View of Sharm El Sheikh

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Geography
Area: 1,001,450 sq. km. (386,000 sq. mi.)
Cities: Capital--Cairo (pop. estimated at 16 million). Other cities--Alexandria (6 million), Aswan, Asyut, Port Said, Suez, Ismailia.
Terrain: Desert, except Nile valley and delta.
Climate: Dry, hot summers; moderate winters.