Nile Delta, Egypt
The Nile Delta, shown on this 300 m image of 2 May 2014, is the delta formed in lower Northern Egypt, where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world's largest river deltas, from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east. It covers 240 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline and is a rich agricultural region. From north to south the delta is approximately 160 kilometres in length. The Delta begins slightly down-river from Cairo.