Qattara Depression

[ kuh-tahr-uh ]
/ kəˈtɑr ə /

noun

a desert basin in the Libyan Desert, in northwestern Egypt: lowest point is 435 feet (133 meters) below sea level. 6,950 square miles (18,000 square kilometers).

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Origin of Qattara Depression

First recorded in 1925–30; from Arabic Qaṭṭārah “dripping”

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British Dictionary definitions for Qattara Depression

Qattara Depression
/ (kəˈtɑːrə) /

noun

an arid basin in the Sahara, in NW Egypt, impassable to vehicles. Area: about 18 000 sq km (7000 sq miles). Lowest point: 133 m (435 ft) below sea level
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