Sinai Peninsula Map
Click the pins and/or the numbered circles in the SInai Peninsula Map to open pins and labels to explore the most important cities and tourist attractions of the Sinai Peninsula.
The Sinai Peninsula - a triangular area - covers about 61,100 square kilometres (slightly smaller than West Virginia). Similar to the Eastern Desert, the peninsula contains mountains in its southern sector that are a geological extension of the Red Sea Hills. The Red Sea is named after these mountains, which are red.
Many tourists visit the mountains to see Mount Sinai where God appeared to Moses and gave him the Ten Commandments.
The southern side of the peninsula has a sharp escarpment that subsides after a narrow coastal shelf that slopes into the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. The elevation of peninsula's southern rim is about 1,000 meters. Moving northward, the elevation of this limestone plateau decreases. The northern third of the peninsula is a flat, sandy coastal plain, which extends from the Suez Canal at Port Said into the Gaza Strip and Israel.
Sharm el-Sheikh is the best known city and beach resort on the Sinai Peninsula.
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