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Qattara Depression


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A desert basin of northwest Egypt in the Libyan Desert. Its lowest point is about 134 m (440 ft) below sea level.


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  • More than 90% of the country is desert or semi-desert with barren, flat to undulating plains, plateaus, depressions (including the large Qattara Depression).


  • Its lowest point is the Qattara Depression (-133 metres) and its highest point is Mount Catherine (2,629 metres).


  • There are no permanent settlements in the Qattara Depression.

    Saharan halophytics

  • In Egypt the Qattara Depression is 285 kilometers (km) long and 135 km wide, about 19,500 km2 of land below sea level with a maximum depth of 133 meters (m).

    Saharan halophytics

  • Egyptlowest point: Qattara Depression -133 m highest point: Mount Catherine 2,629 m

    Elevation extremes

  • The highest point of the country, at Mount Catherine in Sinai, is 2,629 m above sea level and the lowest point, at the Qattara Depression in the northwest, is 133 m below mean sea level.

    Water profile of Egypt

  • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Qattara Depression -133 m highest point: Mount Catherine 2,629 m


  • A joint venture between EGPC and Eni also is producing about 40,000 bbl/d from an area in the Qattara Depression in the Western Desert, in the Meleiha and West Razzaq blocks.

    Energy profile of Egypt

  • He visualized the map of the El Alamein Line, where the Allies would make their last stand, This was one line Rommel could not circumvent, for at its southern end was the vast impassable Qattara Depression.

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  • The new line of defense stretched across a thirty-mile gap between the sea and the impassable Qattara Depression, and if that line fell there would be no more defenses, Egypt would be Rommel's.

    The Key to Rebecca


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