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El Husseiniya (Arabic: الحسينية‎) is a city located in the Sharqia Governorate, Egypt.[1] It was named after Sultan Hussein Kamel.[2]

El Husseiniya
Country Egypt
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)


Tanis was one of the most important centers in the city, and served as a capital during the 21st-23rd dynasties. It remained a major city until the Roman era. The city consists of many Roman, Greek and Egyptian antiquities.[3][4]


The city is approximately 1559 square kilometers and thus covers around 31% of the total area of the governorate, and is considered to be the biggest province.[5]


Summer average temperatures are a low of 22 °C and a high of 33 °C. In the winter, the province experiences some rain.[6]


  1. ^ Douglas J. Brewer (20 August 2012). The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt: Beyond Pharaohs. Cambridge University Press. pp. 96–. ISBN 978-0-521-70734-3.
  2. ^ "el Husseiniya". Sharkia Governorate Egypt Gov. Egypt Gov. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  3. ^ "The transfer of a newly discovered archaeological tomb". Egypt Today. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  4. ^ Brandl, Helmut; Bakr, Mohamed I. "Egyptian Antiquities from the Eastern Nile Delta". Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Academia. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Centers and Cities". Sharqia Governorate. Egypt Gov. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  6. ^ Website of the, Governorate of Sharqia. "Important city".