Is Sinai in Africa or Asia?

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Is Sinai in Africa or Asia?

Post by Brian Yare »

"The usual line taken to divide Africa from Asia today is at the Isthmus of Suez, the narrowest gap between the Mediterranean and Gulf of Suez, the route today followed by the Suez Canal. This makes the Sinai Peninsula geographically Asian, and Egypt a transcontinental country.

Less than 2% of Egyptian population live in the Sinai, and hence Egypt even though technically transcontinental is usually considered an African country. But when discussing the geopolitical region of the Middle East and North Africa, Egypt is usually grouped with the Asian countries as part of the Middle East, while Egypt's western neighbor Libya is grouped with the remaining North African countries as the Maghreb." ... continents

I don't consider Wikipedia to be an always reliable source, but the hosting of "Africa 2016" in Sharm caused me to check. :?:

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Re: Is Sinai in Africa or Asia?

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Write to the organisers of Africa 2016 and query their choice of venue.

I'm sure they'll be interested :urm:

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Re: Is Sinai in Africa or Asia?

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Easily solved - return it to Israel and as an additional plus they'll soon get rid of ISIS and the like.

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