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Kharga Oasis (Arabic الخارجة, Standard Arabic pronunciation al-Khārija, Egyptian spoken Arabic al-Khārga) 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, and is some 150 km long. Arabic (; , less formally, ) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Oasis in the Libyan part of the Sahara In geography, an oasis is an isolated area of vegetation in a desert, typically surrounding a spring or similar water source. ... Libyan Desert The Libyan Desert is an African desert that is located in the northern and eastern part of the Sahara Desert and occupies southwestern Egypt, eastern Libya and northwestern Sudan. ... The Nile (Arabic: النيل an-nÄ«l), in Africa, is one of the two longest rivers on Earth. ...

Kharga's capital, which bears the same name, is the capital of al-Wadi al-Jadid governorate. A regular bus service connects the oasis to the other Western oases and to the rest of Egypt. A railway line Kharga - Qena (Nile Valley) - Port Safaga (Red Sea) has been in service since 1996. Al Wadi al Jadid (Arabic: الوادى الجديد ) (English: New Vally) is one of the governorates of Egypt. ... Port Safaga is on the coast of the Red Sea. ...

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Kharga. Oasis of temples and castles (181 words)
Kharga is clearly different from the image most people have of an oasis out in the desert.
Kharga means in Arabic "point of departure", in opposition to Dakhla, "point of entrance", which lies further to the west.
The population of Kharga are Berbers with roots back to the time when the oasis was a station on the famous 40 Days Road between Sudan and Egypt — famous because of the merchandise; slaves.
Kharga Oasis (345 words)
The town Kharga is the capital of al-Wadi al-Jadid, the "New Valley" governorate.
Kharga's economy is mainly based on agriculture and services and local administration.
Kharga is about 180 km from the town of Nag Hammadi at the Nile, but there is also a new and direct road to Luxor, but this is closed from most forms of transport.
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