Munkhafad al-Qattarah


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Munkhafad al-Qattarah,

basin, Egypt: see Qattara DepressionQattara Depression
or Munkhafad al-Qattarah
, desert basin, c.7,000 sq mi (18,130 sq km), NW Egypt, NE Africa, in the Libyan Desert. It was long believed to be the lowest point (436 ft/133 m below sea level) in Africa, a record now claimed by Lake Assal, in Djibouti.
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