Manfalut

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Manfalut
منفلوط
Manfalut is located in Egypt
Manfalut
Manfalut
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 27°19′N 30°58′E / 27.317°N 30.967°E / 27.317; 30.967
Country  Egypt
Governorate Asyut
Population (2006)
 • Total 82,585
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Manfalut (Egyptian Arabic: منفلوط Manfalūṭ , IPA: [mɑnfɑˈluːtˤ]) 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.

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.

References[edit]

  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

Coordinates: 27°19′00″N 30°58′00″E / 27.31667°N 30.96667°E / 27.31667; 30.96667