The boundaries of the Sahara are the Atlantic Ocean on the west, the Atlas Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea on the north, the Red Sea and Egypt on the east, and the Sudan and the valley of the Niger River on the south.
The Sahara is divided into western Sahara, the central Ahaggar Mountains, the TibestiMountains, the Aïr Mountains, Tenere desert and the Libyan desert.
The highest peak in the Sahara is Emi Koussi (3415 m) in the TibestiMountains in northern Chad.
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