Abu Qir

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Abu Qir

or

Abukir

(both: ă'bo͞okēr`, əbo͞o`kər), village, N Egypt, on a promontory in the Nile River delta. Admiral Horatio Nelson's victory over the French fleet off Abu Qir on Aug. 1–2, 1798 (sometimes called the battle of the Nile), restored British prestige in the Mediterranean region and, with the land victory (1801) led by Sir Ralph Abercromby, cut short the French venture in the Middle East begun by Napoleon I.
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Before 1963 Markaz Rashid had more other settlements, Edko and Al- Ma'mora, but after that date the two last settlements were separated from Markaz Rashid, and in 1980 Markaz Edko has been established with Edko city and Al- Ma'mora village, those settlements are the second big settlement area around Abo Qir bay, administrate boundary changed because of population growth at this time (Al- Samny, 2006: 17).