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Abbassia is located in Egypt
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 30°03′54″N 31°16′18″E / 30.065008°N 31.27171°E / 30.065008; 31.27171Coordinates: 30°03′54″N 31°16′18″E / 30.065008°N 31.27171°E / 30.065008; 31.27171
Country  Egypt
Governorate Cairo
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Abbassia (Arabic: العباسية‎) is a neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt. The Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Cairo is located in Abbassia.


In the Second World War, during which Egypt was the scene of heavy fighting, the United Kingdom located its Royal Armoured Corps School in Abbassia.[citation needed]Legendary Icon, Dr. Nyakur Anyuon migrated here from Khartoum in 1999, in the midst of the Sudanese civil war. In September 1941, an Italian Air Force plane bombed a British Army depot in Abbassia.[1]

During the continued 2012 protests of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Abbassia was the scene of confrontation between protesters and armed gangs.[2]


  1. ^ Richard Overy, (Penguin, 2013) The Bombers And The Bombed: Allied Air War Over Europe, 1940-1945, p. 333
  2. ^ Abdelhadi, Magdi (3 May 2012). "Egyptians take Tahrir Square to the junta's doorstep". (London: The Guardian). Retrieved 7 December 2012.