Is Egypt in Europe?

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Egypt is not in Europe, as the majority of its landmass is in the continent of Africa. However, the Sinai Peninsula in the northeastern region of Egypt is part of the Asian continent.

The Sinai Peninsula is triangular-shaped and spans approximately 23,000 square miles. The Red Sea is to the south of the peninsula, and the Mediterranean Sea is to the north. The Sinai Peninsula is a landmass that connects the continents of Asia and Africa.

Egypt is the third-largest country in Africa, covering 390,000 square miles. The majority of its population lives near the banks of the Nile River.