Dir Mawas

Deir Mawas or Deir Muas (ديرمواس) is a city in Egypt. It is located in the Minya Governorate, on the west bank of the Nile.

Deir Mawas
Deir Mawas
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 27°38′N 30°51′E
Country Egypt
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)


On 18 March 1919, the people of Deir Mawas joined the revolution against Great Britain, which swept across Egypt. They cut the railway-roads and killed a number of British officers, and the British retaliated by executing a number of the city's civilians. The day of 18 March has become the official holiday of Al Minya Governorate in commemoration of those executed by the British.

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