Asyut


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Asyut

(äsyo͞ot`), city (1986 pop. 272,986), E central Egypt, on the Nile. An industrial and trading center and also the seat of a university, it is famed for pottery, carved bone and wood, leatherwork, and silk shawls. Nearby is the Asyut Barrage, which helps regulate the Nile's flow and impounds water for irrigational use. Asyut was the ancient Greek city of Lycopolis and later a station of the caravan trade. The city has a large Coptic Christian population, although many have left.
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Petrojet moved to third on 42 points, five behind Zamalek, while Asyut are rock bottom with 16 points.
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A sectarian clash breaks out in the town of Dairut in the Asyut province south of Cairo due after a mixed-sect love affair leads to the killing of the Coptic man's father.
When a person introduces himself as coming from Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, or Dubai, he is not unlike an Egyptian who introduces himself as coming from Cairo, Asyut, or Alexandria, or a Saudi, who introduces himself as coming from Riyadh, Makkah, or Dammam.
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