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Samalut (Arabic: سمالوط‎) is a city and a municipal division in the Minya Governorate in Egypt. It is located on the west bank of the Nile, a few hours by train south of Cairo.[1]

Samalut

سمالوط
Samalut is located in Egypt
Samalut
Samalut
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 28°18′35″N 30°42′39″E / 28.30972°N 30.71083°E / 28.30972; 30.71083
Country Egypt
GovernorateMinya
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

ReligionEdit

Near Samalut is the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of the Virgin Mary at Gebel el-Teir, an important Christian pilgrimage site. Samalut's church was built by Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, in 328CE, on one of the sites where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed during their flight into Egypt.

While there are numerous Christians here, the population of Minya Governorate is predominately Muslim.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Where is Samalut, Egypt?". WorldAtlas. 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2019-04-12.