Egypt also formally known as the Arab Republic of Egypt. It is a transcontinental republic that spans the Sinai Peninsula. The country connects the northeastern corner of Africa to the southwest corner of Asia. It is a Mediterranean country bordered on the northeast by the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel. On the east by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, on the south by Sudan, and on the west by Libya. Jordan is across the Gulf of Aqaba, Saudi Arabia is over the Red Sea. Moreover Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus are across the Mediterranean. Yet, none of them have a physical boundary with the country.