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Ras Mohamed

Ras Mohamed Protected Area and Tyran as well as Sanafir in South Sinai Governorate

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Date of Announcement : 1983 
Area : 850 km2 
Type : World Heritage Protected Area
Distance from Cairo : 446 Km

This protected Area is located at the meeting point of the Gulf of Suez and Aqaba Gulf. The Eastern border of Ras Mohamed Protected Area is a rocky wall with the gulf water where there are coral reefs. There is also the Mangrove channel which separates Ras Mohamed Peninsula from Elbayra Island at a length of approximately 250m. Ras Mohamed Area is characterized by the coral shores existing in the depth of the water peripheral of Ras Mohamed and the extinctionable colored fish and Sea turtles as well as rare Sea Animals. The Coral reefs surround Ras Mohamed from all its sea sides. They have a unique formation which has a great impact on the natural life of the Area. The land Falls or "earthquakes" formed water caves under the island. The Area is also a habitat for many important birds and animals such as: The Nubian ibex in the mountainous areas, small mammals, reptiles and insects that appear only at night. The Area is also a habitat for many important birds such as herons and seagulls. 
Tyran Island 
It is about 6 km far from the eastern coast of Sinai. It is a floating coral reef Island. It consists of ancient granite basis rocks under a cover of sedimentary rocks. The water sources of the Island are limited to winter rains and waterfalls that gather in the rocky holes formed by water rains and waterfalls(flood). 
Sanafir Island 
It is located west of Tyran Island at a distance of 2.5Km. There is an open bay that is suitable as a vessel yard in case of emergency. 

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