A study of Arab socialism in the United Arab Republic
Deif, Amira Ahmed
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Egypt, a country with a long history, occupies a unique place in a region of the world where the earliest developments of civilization and organized government had existed. The country commands an important strategic position between Asia and Africa; the Suez Canal is the main passage from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and to South and Southeast Asia. Egypt is situated in the northeastern corner of the African continent with an extension across the Gulf of Suez into the Sinai region which is considered as lying almost in Asia. The land area of the country is approximately 386,200 square miles. The distance from north to south is about 674 miles and from east to west 770 miles with the Mediterranean and the Red Sea forming respectively the northern and eastern boundaries.