there is the eastern desert, western desert, The three answers in Egypt are Libyan Desert, Nubian Desert, Arabian Desert, and Negev Desert the northern desert, eastern desert, and the western desert The general answer to this is the Sahara, which is a desert that stretches across much of North Africa and comprises all of Egypt except for those areas in the Nile River Valley and the Sinai Peninsula (which composes the Sinai Desert). However, the Sahara is broken up into smaller areas of desert. East of the Nile River in Egypt is considered the Eastern Desert and extends into Sudan. West of the Nile River in Egypt is known as the Libyan Desert and extends into neighboring Libya, Sudan, and Chad.
Administratively the Western Desert is divided between various governorates; in the north and west, the administers the area from the Mediterranean south to approx 27*40\’ N latitude, and the from there to the Sudan border, while in the east parts of the Western Desert lie in the, and.
The region is described by one writer as \”a plateau standing on average some 500 feet above sea level, barren, rubble- and boulder-strewn, dark brown in colour, occasionally dotted with scrub, and, at first sight, flat\”. He also states that little of the area conforms to \”the romantic view. the Hollywood scenery of wind-formed dunes with occasional oases fringed with palm\”; those such areas do exist, in the Sand Sea where dunes are sculpted into fantastic shapes; the area is also the location of a series of oases created where the land dips sufficiently to meet the aquifer.
These lie in an arc from in the north-west near the Libyan border, to, then in the south. East of Siwa lies the, a low-lying area dotted with salt marsh and extending 190 miles west to east and 84 miles north to south. Further to the east, near the Nile, another depression gives rise to the, a heavily populated area separate from the main Nile valley. To the south, beyond the Bahariya oasis lies the, an area of black volcanic hills and deposits. Beyond this, north of Farafra, lies the, an area of wind-sculpted formations, which give the area its name. To the south of Kharga the plateau rises towards the Gilf Kebir, an upland region lying astride the Egypt-Sudan border and home to pre-historic sites such as the.
In the south-west, near the point where the borders of Libya, Sudan and Egypt meet, is an area of, thought to have been formed by a meteorite strike at, over the border in Libya. The is a roughly lung-shaped area of sandy desert lying astride the border with Libya, 200 miles inland from the Mediterranean. The sea is divided by a long peninsula of rocky desert along the border, leaving the eastern lobe in Egypt and the western in Libya, where it is called the Calanshio desert. On the Egyptian side it extends from a point south of Siwa for 400 miles into the interior, to a point north of the.