The region of Halayeb is an Egyptian region located on the African side of the Red Sea, covering an area of 20,580 km2. There are three major towns, Halayeb, Abu Ramad, and Shalateen. The region follows Egypt politically and administratively. The majority of the population is from one ethnicity, from the Beja, and belongs to the tribes of the Bechara, Al-Hamdawab, Al-Shintrab, and Al-Abadah.
The Shalatin Center is characterized by fish wealth, and includes in the southeast the Jabal Alba, and is characterized by the fertility of its lands, which depend on irrigation on both groundwater and rain water.