Abu Tesht

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Coordinates: 26°05′53″N 32°05′37″E / 26.09806°N 32.09361°E / 26.09806; 32.09361 Abu Tesht is a city and Markaz in the Qena governorate (province).

History[edit]

It is considered one of the oldest inhabited areas in Egypt as it includes the Naqada area which contain remains of prehistoric civilizations as Naqada culture.

Further demographical information[edit]

  • Considered to be amongst the highest populated area in Qena
  • Has the highest measured rate of seasonal employment in Qena
  • Illiteracy rates are valued as high[1]

Civil unrest[edit]

There is the report of civil-disorder within the city having occurred between Muslim persons estimated at 1000 and Coptic Christians who were attacked on November 17, 2010.[2][3] Further hostilities contra-religieux are evidenced by the church of St Anthony, this having been set alight and the building kept from being rebuilt by Muslim objectors.[4]

See also[edit]

2011 Imbaba church attacks Jihad

References[edit]