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Deir Mawas or Deir Muas (ديرمواس) is a city in Egypt. It is located in the Minya Governorate, on the west bank of the Nile.

Deir Mawas
Deir Mawas is located in Egypt
Deir Mawas
Deir Mawas
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 27°38′N 30°51′E / 27.633°N 30.850°E / 27.633; 30.850
Country Egypt
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)


On 18 March 1919, the people of Deir Mawas joined the revolution against Great Britain, which swept across Egypt. They cut the railway-roads and killed a number of British officers, and the British retaliated by executing a number of the city's civilians. The day of 18 March has become the official holiday of Al Minya Governorate in commemoration of those executed by the British.

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