Al Qusayr

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Qusayr, Al


a city in eastern Egypt. Population, 11,000 (1960). A port on the Red Sea, Al-Qusayr is linked by highway with the Nile Valley at Qina. Phosphorites mined near the city are exported.

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