Western desert oasis Map Of Egypt
The Western Desert covers about
700,000 square kilometers (equivalent in size to Texas)
and accounts for about two-thirds of Egypt's land area.
This immense desert to the west of the Nile spans the
area from the Mediterranean Sea south to the Sudanese
border. The desert's Jilf al Kabir Plateau has an
altitude of about 1,000 meters, an exception to the
uninterrupted territory of basement rocks covered by
layers of horizontally bedded sediments forming a
massive plain or low plateau. The Great Sand Sea lies
within the desert's plain and extends from the Siwah
Oasis to Jilf al Kabir. Scarps (ridges) and deep
depressions (basins) exist in several parts of the
Western Desert, and no rivers or streams drain into or
out of the area.