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Sohag

(sō`hăg) or

Sawhaj

(sô`häj), town (1986 pop. 132,649), capital of Sohag governorate, central Egypt, on the Nile River. It is located in a densely populated agricultural region. Local industries include ginned cotton and silk weaving. Two Coptic monasteries are there. Nearby is Bayt Khallaf, the site of a mastaba built under King Djoser (or Zoser; III dynasty).
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