Egypt is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the east, and the two seas are connected by the Suez Canal. The country shares its western border with Libya, its southern border with Sudan and its northeastern border with the Gaza Strip and Israel.
Egypt is one of the largest countries in Africa and the 30th largest country on the planet. It is located at the most northeastern part of the continent. Besides having access to the two seas at its border, Egypt also contains the Nile River, which is one of the longest and most famous rivers in the world. The capital of Egypt is Cairo, which is located near the northern part of the Nile River and relatively close to both of the seas.