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Manfalut is located in Egypt
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 27°19?N 30°58?E / 27.317°N 30.967°E / 27.317; 30.967
Country Egypt
 o Total82,585
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

Manfalut (Arabic: Manfal, IPA: [m?nf?'lu:t?], Coptic: ) 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]

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 people.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Egypt bus crash kills 50 children near Manfalut". BBC. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ The Manchester Guardian EGYPTIAN COTTON CROP; 5 August 1939
  3. ^ Reuters, 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

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