Matruh

Matruh

(mätro͞o`), town (1986 pop. 43,157), NW Egypt, near the Mediterranean Sea. Built at the site of the Roman town of Paraetonium, it is located on the coast road and is on a railway that links small ports. There are petroleum and oil fields in Matruh's outlying region. During World War II several battles between German and British forces were fought nearby.

Matruh

 

a city in the northwestern part of the Arab Republic of Egypt, on the Mediterranean coast. Administrative center of the Matruh muhafazah (governorate). Population, 11,800 (1970). The city has a railroad station and is on the Alexandria-Tobruk (Libya) highway. It is a fishing port. Salt is mined near the city.

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The military further reported that border guards arrested 610 illegal migrants on the borders of Salloum, Siwa, and Matruh on the western side and Mediterranean coast as well as Marsa Allam and other cities along the coast of the Red Sea.
September 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - An Egyptian security official Saturday said the authorities rescued 174 illegal immigrants, mostly Sudanese as they were heading to Europe on a boat, 47 nautical miles north west of Mersa Matruh.
The victims, mostly old people, included 15 in Cairo, four in the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matruh and two in Qena in South Egypt.
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The nearest airport of note is at Marsa Matruh, 60 km to the west.
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Upon receiving the tip, Interior Minister Assistant for General Security Major General Ahmed Hilmi notified Interior Minister Major General Mohamed Ibrahim who ordered immediate coordination with authorities in Marsa Matruh.
The Faghur Basin yielded four of the discoveries with one each in the Shushan, Matruh and Abu Gharadig basins.
The group is also aiming to open its first hotel in Egypt, the Wadi Samala Mourouj Resort, on the north coast in Mersa Matruh, this summer In addition, it will also open a property in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, later in the year.
He mentioned that the number of convoys of medical team reached to 12 along the year, covering governorates Marsa Matruh, Cairo, Giza, Fayoum, Beni Sueif, Sohag, Qaliubia and North of Sinai.
It's worth mentioning that Almaza Bay is huddled on the shores of the turquoise waters of Mersa Matruh, extending on a 5 km stretch of white sandy beaches boasting an enticing relaxation experience against a pristine backdrop.
Egyptian newspapers have reported that the haul, which included 138 Grad rockets and 139 Grad warheads, was manufactured in the Mediterranean coastal town of Marsa Matruh, 200km from the Libyan border.