Coordinates: 26°42′N 31°36′E / 26.700°N 31.600°E / 26.700; 31.600

El Maragha (Arabic: المراغة‎, Coptic: ⲧⲁⲗⲙⲁⲣⲁⲅⲉ[1]) is a city in the Sohag Governorate in Upper Egypt. It is located on the west bank of the Nile.[2]

El Maragha
المراغة
ⲧⲁⲗⲙⲁⲣⲁⲅⲉ
El Maragha is located in Egypt
El Maragha
El Maragha
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 26°42′N 31°36′E / 26.700°N 31.600°E / 26.700; 31.600
Country Egypt
GovernorateSohag
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

El Maragha witnessed many historical events; the most prominent one is the battle of Barrod, in which a French flotilla was captured and its crew were killed on 3 March 1799.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carsten Peust, Konstanz (2010). Die Toponyme vorarabischen Ursprungs im modernen Ägypten. Göttingen. p. 61.
  2. ^ "City profile for strategic urban plan of El Maragha city". unhabitat.org. UN Habitat. Retrieved 11 December 2018.