Roda Island

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Roda Island
Native name: جزيرة الروضة
Rhoda Island, Cairo.png
OpenStreetMap rendering of Roda Island
Geography
Location Nile River, Cairo
Coordinates 30°01′15″N 31°13′32″E / 30.02083°N 31.22556°E / 30.02083; 31.22556Coordinates: 30°01′15″N 31°13′32″E / 30.02083°N 31.22556°E / 30.02083; 31.22556
Administration

Roda Island or Rawdah Island, (Arabic: جزيرة الروضة‎, Gezīret er-Rōdah  [ɡɪˈziːɾɪt eɾˈɾoːdɑ]) is an island located on the Nile in central Cairo.[1]

The El-Manial district and the Al-Manyal Palace Museum and gardens are located on the island. It is west of historic Old Cairo, across a small branch of the Nile. The island has one of the oldest Islamic buildings in Egypt, the Nilometer on its southern tip.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/rawdah.htm Touregypt: Rawdah Island; accessed 02-28-2011

External links[edit]

Media related to Roda Island at Wikimedia Commons