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Ras Mohammed

Date of Submission: 22/01/2002
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
Egyptian UNESCO Committee (MAB Committee)Mohamed A.Ayyad [chairman]
Coordinates: South Sinai, Egypt
Ref.: 1636

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Ras Mohammed is a declared protected area by the Prime Minister of Egypt. It is characterised by a hyper-arid climate and a remarkable variety of marine, coastal and terrestrial habitats which support a diversity biota; the most spectacular features are the coral reef ecosystem as well as other life-support ecosystems, and interesting geological sites of fossil corals, raised terraces and a magnificent fault.