Hala'ib

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Hala'ib
حلايب
Locally (Red Sea State)
Coordinates: 22°13′23″N 36°38′51″E / 22.22306°N 36.64750°E / 22.22306; 36.64750Coordinates: 22°13′23″N 36°38′51″E / 22.22306°N 36.64750°E / 22.22306; 36.64750
Disputed area Hala'ib

Hala'ib (Arabic: حلايب‎‎), or Halayeb, is a Red Sea port and town, located in the Hala'ib Triangle, a 20,580 km2 (7,950 sq mi) area disputed between Sudan and Egypt. The town lies on the southern tip of the Egyptian Red Sea Riviera and the north eastern corner of Sudan's Red Sea State and is near the ruins of medieval Aydhab. De facto control of the area is held by the Egyptian government.

Ecology and geography[edit]

In the Hala'ib region, Afrotropical elements have their northern limits at Gebel Elba, making it a unique region among Egypt's dominating Mediterranean and North African ecosystems. There is also dense cover of acacias, mangroves and other shrubs, in addition to endemic species of plants such as Biscutella elbensis.

The highest peaks in the area are Mount Elba (1,435 m), Mount Shellal (1,409 m), Mount Shendib (1,911 m) and Mount Shendodai (1,526 m).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hala'ib (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.4
(88.5)
40.7
(105.3)
29.7
(85.5)
42.8
(109)
46.6
(115.9)
45.4
(113.7)
44.5
(112.1)
44.5
(112.1)
45.0
(113)
40.0
(104)
35.4
(95.7)
34.0
(93.2)
46.6
(115.9)
Average high °C (°F) 24.9
(76.8)
25.7
(78.3)
27.5
(81.5)
30.6
(87.1)
31.1
(88)
35.7
(96.3)
37.0
(98.6)
37.1
(98.8)
33.7
(92.7)
32.4
(90.3)
27.7
(81.9)
24.9
(76.8)
30.7
(87.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.9
(69.6)
21.1
(70)
22.7
(72.9)
25.5
(77.9)
27.3
(81.1)
30.5
(86.9)
31.5
(88.7)
31.9
(89.4)
29.4
(84.9)
28.1
(82.6)
24.1
(75.4)
21.3
(70.3)
26.2
(79.2)
Average low °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
16.5
(61.7)
18.0
(64.4)
20.5
(68.9)
23.4
(74.1)
25.3
(77.5)
26.1
(79)
26.7
(80.1)
25.1
(77.2)
23.8
(74.8)
20.5
(68.9)
17.6
(63.7)
21.7
(71.1)
Record low °C (°F) 11.0
(51.8)
10.3
(50.5)
12.0
(53.6)
13.5
(56.3)
16.2
(61.2)
18.0
(64.4)
16.5
(61.7)
19.7
(67.5)
20.5
(68.9)
18.8
(65.8)
15.5
(59.9)
12.0
(53.6)
10.3
(50.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.6
(0.024)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.5
(0.02)
1.2
(0.047)
0.0
(0)
0.2
(0.008)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
3.2
(0.126)
17.9
(0.705)
4.2
(0.165)
27.8
(1.094)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.4 0.7 2.7
Average relative humidity (%) 72 69 69 69 63 56 56 61 63 75 76 72 66.8
Source: NOAA[1]

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