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Red Sea Coast

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The Red Sea Coast is a region of eastern Egypt, following the shoreline of the Red Sea for 800 km (500 miles) from Suez in the north to the Sudanese border in the south. It is Egypt's fastest developing area for overseas travelers and is best known for its warm climate year-round, for its clear azure waters, for its beach resorts and - given the presence of many species of exotic fish and coral - for its value as a diving destination.

Note that Egypt's Sinai peninsula also borders the Red Sea, but is considered a separate region.

The area south of Shalateen is the Hala'ib Triangle, over which both Egypt and Sudan claim sovereignty.


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  • 1 Halayeb Halayib on Wikipedia (Halaib) — a Red Sea port and town, located in the Halayeb Triangle, an area disputed between Sudan and Egypt
  • 2 Hurghada — the budget and all-inclusive resort centre of Egypt
  • 3 Port Suez
  • 4 El Quseir
  • 5 Safaga Safaga on Wikipedia
  • 6 Shalateen Shalateen on Wikipedia — the biggest town within a disputed territory between Egypt and Sudan in the Halayeb Triangle

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