Abbassia

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Abbassia
العباسية
Abbassia is located in Egypt
Abbassia
Abbassia
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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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". guardian.co.uk (London: The Guardian). Retrieved 7 December 2012.