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.

During the continued 2012 protests of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Abbassia was the scene of confrontation between protesters and armed gangs.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abdelhadi, Magdi (3 May 2012). "Egyptians take Tahrir Square to the junta's doorstep". guardian.co.uk (London: The Guardian). Retrieved 7 December 2012.