Egypt for dating 2016

The government has struggled to prepare the economy for the new millennium through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure.Egypt is largely a desert, an extension of the great Sahara that bands North Africa.

In the Sinai Mountains and also the Red Sea mountains, which stretch along the east side of the country along the shore of the Red Sea, there is generally more rain as rain clouds tend to develop when warm air evaporates and rises as it moves across higher terrain.

Floods in these areas are a common weather phenomenon as so much rain can fall in a very short amount of time (often a day or two), with thunder and lightning as well.

Because of the desert and lack of abundant vegetation, the water from the rain quickly falls down across the hills and mountains and floods local areas.

In fact, every year there are stories in the local newspapers about flash floods in areas of the Sinai and also in Upper Egypt (southern Egypt) such as in Assiut, Luxor, Aswan, Sohag, etc.

Egypt is perhaps best known as the home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies, and - visible above all - its pyramids.

Less well-known is Egypt's medieval heritage, courtesy of Coptic Christianity and Islam - ancient churches, monasteries and mosques punctuate the Egyptian landscape.

The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations.

A unified kingdom arose around 3200 BC and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia.

These floods, however, only generally happen two or three times a year, and often do not happen at all in some years, depending on the weather.

When they happen though, it is often in early times of the season such as in September, October or late winter such as February or March (often the rainiest season in Egypt).

In some years the rainstorms can last for a whole day or so, though the rain tends to be less heavy.

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