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Manfalut (Egyptian Arabic: منفلوطManfalūṭ , IPA: [mɑnfɑˈluːtˤ], Coptic: ⲙⲁⲛⲃⲁⲗⲟⲧ) 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.


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
 • Total82,585
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

Local agriculture includes cotton production.[2]

The famous 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 children.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Egypt bus crash kills 47 children near Manfalut". BBC. 17 November 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ The Manchester Guardian EGYPTIAN COTTON CROP; 5 August 1939
  3. ^ Reuter, 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