The Driest Place On Earth

August 25, 2011 Egypt Write a Comment 6,512 Views

Kharga Oasis: The Driest Place On Earth.

The driest place on earth is the Kharga Oasis in Egypt. Even though the rain fall per square meter and year couldn’t even fill a Coca Cola can (0,3 liters/m²), the valley in the south of Egypt is a very fertile environment. That’s because of the groundwater existence under the desert sand. Thousands of years ago Kharga was an important station for trade caravans on their trip from Egypt to the Sudan.

Kharga Oasis is the southernmost of Egypt's five western oases. It is located in the Libyan Desert, about 200 km to the west of the Nile valley.
Kharga Oasis is the southernmost of Egypt’s five western oases. It is located in the Libyan Desert, about 200 km to the west of the Nile valley.
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