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Egypt (Arabic: مصر‎ Miṣr officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: About this sound جمهورية مصر العربية, is a transcontinental country situated mainly within North Africa, with its Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Covering an area of about 1,010,000 square kilometers (390,000 sq mi), Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south and Libya to the west.