Manfalut

Manfalut (Egyptian Arabic: منفلوط Manfalūṭ, IPA: [mɑnfɑˈluːtˤ], Coptic: ⲙⲁⲛⲃⲁⲗⲟⲧ) is a city in Egypt. It is located on the west bank of the Nile, in the Asyut Governorate. The city is at 350 km (230 miles) south of Cairo.[1] In 2006 it had a population of 82,585 people.

Manfalut

منفلوط
ⲙⲁⲛⲃⲁⲗⲟⲧ
Manfalut
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 27°19′N 30°58′E
Country Egypt
GovernorateAsyut
Population
 (2006)
  Total82,585
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

Local agriculture includes cotton production.[2]

The famous Egyptian writer and poet Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti was born in Manfalut. By 1993 the area was considered an Islamic stronghold. [3]

On 17 November 2012, a bus-train collision near Manfalut caused the deaths of 51 children.

See also

References

  1. "Egypt bus crash kills 47 children near Manfalut". BBC. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. The Manchester Guardian EGYPTIAN COTTON CROP; 5 August 1939
  3. Reuter, Britons escape death on the Nile as gunman opens fire, The Guardian; 17 August 1993

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