Abnub (Arabic: أبنوب, Coptic: ⲁⲡⲁⲛⲟⲩⲃ) is a city in Egypt. It is located on the east bank of the Nile, in the Asyut Governorate, several kilometres northwest of Asyut. As of the 2006 census, the population was 67,526. The city's name is derived from the Egyptian god of mummification, Anubis.[1]


Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 27°16′N 31°09′E
Country Egypt
GovernorateAsyut Governorate
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
  Summer (DST)+3

Notable people

Abnub is the birthplace of Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church from 1971 to 2012.[2]


  1. El-Gergawi, Sherry (June 28, 2012). "Egyptian cities and markets: What's behind a name?". Ahram Online. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  2. Samir, Samir Khalil (March 20, 2012). "Coptic Christians after Shenouda". Asia News. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
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