Qattara Depression


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Qat·ta·ra Depression

 (kə-tär′ə)
A desert basin of northwest Egypt in the Libyan Desert. Its lowest point is about 135 m (440 ft) below sea level.

Qattara Depression

(kəˈtɑːrə)
n
(Placename) an arid basin in the Sahara, in NW Egypt, impassable to vehicles. Area: about 18 000 sq km (7000 sq miles). Lowest point: 133 m (435 ft) below sea level
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FILE - Sheikha Hossneya mosque in Siwa Oasis, Egypt Today Siwa Oasis is located in western Egypt between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Western Desert, nearly 50 kilometers east of the Libyan border.
In 1988, Shell had a major gas find in the north of the WD between the Qattara Depression and Lake Qarun.
The city will be stretched over an area of 300,000 feddans in the southeast part of the Qattara Depression, north west of Egypt.
IEOC also has a JV with EGPC to extract oil from the WD in the Meleiha and West Razzaq blocks in the Qattara depression.
Al-Sisi is working on reviving several old projects, including the Toshka project, the Qattara Depression area for generating energy, and the Golden Triangle for mining in the Eastern Desert.
Five tenders for Furnishing unpaved vehicles' service tracks/ paths at (a) the North West Cost along El Hammam Road to cover 2,500 feddans area (b) South East El Qattara Depression along 6th October/ El Wahat Road to cover 12,000 feddans, (c) South East of El Qattara Depression II along the same road to cover 7,400 feddans, (d) South East El Qattara Depression III along the same road to cover 8,200 feddans, also (e) South East El Qattara Depression IV along the same road to cover 5,800 feddans.
See, the German line was about, [on] Alamein, was about 50 miles [80 kilometres] in length and, at the far end, was what they called the Qattara Depression.
In the meantime, the armed forces, in co-operation with global countries, should swiftly clear the North Coast of the landmines between Al-Alamein and the Libyan border, so as to use this region for cultivation using rainwater, while creating a giant project in the Qattara Depression for generating energy.
Clinging to the edge of the Qattara Depression, just shy of the Libyan border, it's enveloped for hundreds of kilometres by the Sahara desert.
In which country is the Qattara Depression - the second lowest point in Africa?
For example, an expedition to the Qattara Depression in EGYPT, costs pounds 545 per person.
Photo courtesy of NASA Siwa Oasis Located in between the Qattara Depression and the Egyptian Sand Sea in the Western Desert, the oasis is about 80 km in length and 20 km wide, with a population of 33,000 people.