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Temple of Hibis, qanat shaft near Qasr al-Labakha fortress, Deir al-Munira fortress, Umm al-Dabadib fortress
Kharga is located in Egypt
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 25°26′56″N 30°32′24″E / 25.44889°N 30.54000°E / 25.44889; 30.54000
GovernorateNew Valley
32 m (105 ft)
 • Total67,700
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

The Kharga Oasis (Arabic: الخارجة Al Ḵarja, pronounced [elˈxæɾɡæ]) lit.'the outer'; Coptic: (ϯ)ⲟⲩⲁϩ `ⲛϩⲏⲃ (Di)Wah Ēnhib "Oasis of Hib", (ϯ)ⲟⲩⲁϩ `ⲙⲯⲟⲓ (Di)Wah Ēmpsoy "Oasis of Psoi") is the southernmost of Egypt's five western oases. It is located in the Western Desert, about 200 km (125 miles) to the west of the Nile valley. "Kharga" or "El Kharga" is also the name of a major town located in the oasis, the capital of New Valley Governorate.[1] The oasis, which was known as the 'Southern Oasis' to the Ancient Egyptians and Oasis Magna to the Romans, is the largest of the oases in the Libyan desert of Egypt. It is in a depression about 160 km (100 miles) long and from 20 km (12 miles) to 80 km (50 miles) wide.[2] Its population is 67,700 (2012).

  1. ^ Ball, J. 1900. Kharga Oasis: its topography and geology. Survey Department, Public Works Ministry, Geological Survey Report 1899, Part II. Cairo: National Printing Department, 116 pp.
  2. ^ Introduction to Kharga Oasis

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