Current Location

Sharm El Sheikh

Egypt

Latitude Is: 27' 54'' N
Longitude Is: 34' 19'' E

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19 Nov 2017




Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt In photos

About Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt, on the coastal strip along the Red Sea. Its population is approximately 35,000 at 2008. Sharm el-Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt's South Sinai Governorate which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai.Sharm el-Sheikh Bay of the Sheikh in Arabic is sometimes called the City of Peace, referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there. It was known as Şarm-üş Şeyh during Ottoman rule and was known as Ofira during Israeli occupation between 1967 and 1982. Among Egyptians and Israelis, the name of the city is commonly shortened to Sharm .