Abu Tig

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Abu Tig
أبوتيج
Abu Tig is located in Egypt
Abu Tig
Abu Tig
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 27°02′12″N 31°19′41″E / 27.03667°N 31.32806°E / 27.03667; 31.32806
Country  Egypt
Governorate Asyut
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Abu Tig (أبو تيج) is a city in the Asyut Governorate of Egypt. Located on the west bank of the Nile, it has a population of around 440,000 inhabitants. Abu Tig is the third largest city in Asyut Governorate in Egypt after Asyut itself and Dayrout. It is not only a commercial city but is famous for El Farghal Mosque as well. El Farghal Mosque is the largest mosque in Upper Egypt. Many people come to Abu Tig every year in July to visit El Farghal Mosque and celebrate El Farghal fair.

Abu Tig is an ancient city distinguished by its ancient-times archaeological palaces that date back to the ancient, Coptic, and Islamic eras. On holidays and feasts, people from all over Upper Egypt come to Abu Tig to visit its zoo, called "Nasser Zoo".

Abu Tig has many subordinate villages like: Baqor, Nazlat Baqor, El Felio, El Nekhila, Bani Semei, El Zayara, El Zawia, Dekran, El Zarabi, Dweina, Nazlat Dweina, Abu El Hareth, Abu Khors and El Balayza. Abu Tig has a large number of big families, the biggest of which is El Ashraf Family who are said[citation needed] to descend from the Islamic prophet Mohammad's lineage.

Coordinates: 27°02′12″N 31°19′41″E / 27.03667°N 31.32806°E / 27.03667; 31.32806