Libyan Desert

Lib·y·an Desert

geographical name \ˈli-bē-ən\

Definition of LIBYAN DESERT

desert N Africa W of the Nile in Libya, Egypt, & Sudan

Libyan Desert

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Northeastern portion of the Sahara, extending from eastern Libya through southwestern Egypt into northwestern Sudan. The highest point is Mount 'Uwaynat (6,345 ft [1,934 m]), located where the three countries meet. Harsh and arid, it is characterized by bare rocky plateaus and sandy plains.


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