Western Desert

The Western Desert of Egypt is a zone of the Sahara which lies west of the stream Nile, up to the Libyan fringe, and south of the Mediterranean ocean to the outskirts with Sudan. It is named rather than the Eastern Desert which stretches out east from the Nile to the Red Sea.

The Western Desert is for the most part rough desert, however a zone of sandy desert, known as the Great Sand Sea, deceives the west against the Libyan outskirts. The desert covers a region of (680,650 km2) which is 66% of the land area of the country Egypt.