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Qattara Depression

(kätär`ə) or

Munkhafad al-Qattarah

(mo͝ongkhäfäd` äl-kät-tärä`), 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.

Qattara Depression

 

a waterless depression in the north Libyan Desert in Africa, in Egypt. Area, 19, 500 sq km. From the north and the west it is framed by limestone precipices with elevations as high as 100 m; near these precipices are the lowest sections of the bottom lands (133 m below sea level), occupied by salt marshes. To the east and south the bottom gradually rises; clay plains appear along with sand dunes.

Qattara Depression

an arid basin in the Sahara, in NW Egypt, impassable to vehicles. Area: about 18 000 sq. km (7000 sq. miles). Lowest point: 133 m (435 ft.) below sea level
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See, the German line was about, [on] Alamein, was about 50 miles [80 kilometres] in length and, at the far end, was what they called the Qattara Depression.
In the meantime, the armed forces, in co-operation with global countries, should swiftly clear the North Coast of the landmines between Al-Alamein and the Libyan border, so as to use this region for cultivation using rainwater, while creating a giant project in the Qattara Depression for generating energy.
A cet effet, 200 mille feddans seront bonifies d'ici 5 ans pour attirer environ 5 millions de citoyens dans les zones de Qattara Est, le Littoral Nord-Ouest, Oainate, Tochka et le Centre du Sinai.
The Caspian and Dead Seas, the Qattara Depression in Egypt, the Salton Sea in California, the Assal in Djibouti & Lake Eyre all lie below sea-level.
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