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In fact, Egypt National Parks are widespread in many cities of Egypt. Actually, Egypt has a unique geographical location. It situated at the northeast of the African content and joined with Asia content. Furthermore, Egypt bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the North and the Red Sea to the East. Egypt National Parks and the rich natural heritage are a result of the above mentioned. Moreover, Egypt National Parks found in Cairo, Fayoum, Aswan, Gilf El Kebir and Marsa Alam. They also found in Sharm El Sheikh which located south of Sinai.

Egypt National Parks include Al Hassana Dome National Park. In fact, the park is a unique geological formation in Giza, near to the pyramids. The park created 100 million years ago and designated as a natural protectorate in 1989. It was by Prime Ministerial Decree 946/1989. In fact, the park currently threatened by encroaching urbanization and construction works. Moreover, it features geological importance and richness in fossils. It first discovered in the mid nineteenth century. Egypt National Parks also comprises Maadi Petrified forest. The forest located 30 kilometer away from Cairo. In fact, it situated outside Maadi district in and declared as a protectorate in 1989.

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Moreover, the national park is about 35 million years old at least. It indeed is an ideal example of the physical history of the planet. Furthermore, the national park area is about six square kilometers. It covered with the remains of trees from the early era. They brought here due to the floods on the red Sea hills. This period called Oligocene. It is where the temperature of earth saw a large amount of drop and floods occurred. The drop in temperature led to the creation of an atmosphere. Egypt National Parks also comprises Gilf El Kebir National Park. The national park is about 7770 square kilometer.

Moreover, the park located in the southeast corner of Western Desert, Egypt. In fact, the park is a sandstone plateau in New Valley Governor-ate. Furthermore, it comprises small birds such as the ubiquitous White-crowned Black Wheat-ear. Egypt National Parks also embraces Lake Qarun which located in the northwest of the Fayoum Oasis. In fact, the lake is 80 km (50 mile) southwest of Cairo. The lake’s surface is 43 m (140 feet ) below sea level. Furthermore, it covers about 202 square kilometers (78 sq mile). The lake was freshwater in prehistory, but is today a saltwater lake. In fact, the lake is a source for tilapia and other fish from the local area. The lake area is between 1,270 km² (490 mi²) and 1,700 km² (656 mi²).

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Egypt National Parks also include Sannur cave in Beni Suef which is about 200 kilometer from Cairo. In fact, the cave is a classic karst cave which created by groundwater percolating. In fact, it was through the Eocene limestone of the Galala Plateau. The cave indeed is the best example of this type of caves in Egypt. In fact, the water percolates downwards. Moreover, the excess calcium carbonates deposited on the roof and floor of the cave. They form spectacular stalactites and stalagmites of various forms. When a light shines on them, they glitter like a wonderland.

Egypt National Parks also include Ras Muhammad National Park. The national park is about 20 km from Sharm, and 446 km from Cairo. In fact, the national park first declared protected area in Egypt in 1983. The park lies at the southern-most tip of the Sinai Peninsula. Moreover, it overlooks a panoramic view of the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba. Furthermore, the park features a diversity of shoreline configurations and coral reef ecosystems. In fact, the national park features mountains, valleys, gravel plains and sand dunes. In addition, more than 1,500 marine creatures found there.. It indeed is the most famous snorkeling and diving site all over Egypt.

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Egypt National Parks also comprises Wadi Degla or Degla Valley. In fact, is one of the important valleys which extend from east to west. The valley also located in Maadi area in Cairo and its length is 30 km. Moreover, it passes through the limestone rocks that remained in the marine environment. It was during the Eocene Epoch in the eastern desert ( 60 million years ). The national park is rich with fossils. In fact, the height of these rocks alongside the valley is around 50 m. Moreover, the national park has a group of mammals animals like dear, ta-ital and mountain rabbits. It also has red fox, feather tailed rat, oviparous, barbed rat, little tailed bat and others.

Egypt National Park also comprise Wadi El Gemal or the Valley of camels. In fact, the national park located 55 kilometer south of Marsa Alam, Egypt. The national park has about 450 species of coral and over 1,200 species of fish. In fact, it creates a living paradise for divers and snorkelers. Moreover, the National park has more than 140 plant species. In fact, many of these plants have medicinal values. The park has also Mangroves tress which are vital and productive ecosystems. In fact, the trees are among the world’s most endangered habitats.

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Egypt National Park also include one of the most famous national parks in the world. It is Wadi El Hitan or Whales Valley. In fact, the Whales Valley It is about 150 km southwest of Cairo. Moreover, the national park designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2005. The valley has hundreds of fossils of some of the earliest forms of whale. The site reveals evidence for the explanation of one of the greatest mysteries. In fact, it is about the whales evolution. The emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal. Furthermore, the national park house a huge number of fossils. In fact, they are accessible and sit in an attractive and protected landscape.

Egypt National Park also comprises Wadi El Rayan. In fact, the national park is a large depression in the desert of Fayoum, Egypt. Moreover, the national park located about 140 kilometer south of Cairo, Egypt. Indeed, it is a great hydro-logical project in the middle of the desert. The water now flows into this dry basin which is 43 meters below sea level. It forms two large lakes. In fact, there were suppose to be three lakes, but one of them dried up. The reason behind this project was that the Fayoum had a drainage problem. All drainage taken by one of the two main drainage channels to Qarun’s Lake in the north

Egypt National Parks sites:

El Hassana Dome National Park Egypt
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El Maadi Petrified Forest Cairo Egypt
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Gabal Elba National Park
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Gilf El Kebir National Park
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Wadi Degla Cairo Egypt
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Wadi El Gemal National Park
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Wadi El Hitan Fayoum Egypt
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