Egypt Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico 2008
Area > Land 995,450 sq km 2008 30th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 12.18 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 117th out of 224
Area > Total 1 million sq km 2013 31st out of 251
Climate desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters 2013
Coastline 2,450 km 2014 51st out of 242
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Qattara Depression -133 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 27 00 N, 30 00 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 386,874 square miles 2013 20th out of 86
Land use > Arable land 2.87% 2013 167th out of 246
Location 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 2013
Natural resources petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, rare earth elements, zinc 2013
Population density > People per sq. km 74.37 people/m² 2005 104th out of 202
Terrain vast desert plateau interrupted by Nile valley and delta 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database


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Egypt Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 6
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land boundaries 4
  • Egypt ranked #4 for area > total amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2013.
  • Egypt has ranked last for average precipitation in depth > mm per year since 1962.
  • Egypt ranked 14 places from the bottom for land use > arable land amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • Egypt ranked second for coastline amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2014.