Al- Zaqaziq

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Zaqaziq, Al-

 

a city in Egypt, in the eastern part of the Nile delta; capital of the muhafazah (governorate) of Sharqiyah. Population, 173,000 (1970). Al-Zaqaziq is a trade and transportation center and a railroad and highway junction. The city has a food-processing industry and cotton-ginning enterprises.

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