Jirja

Jirja:

see GirgaGirga
or Jirja
, town (1986 pop. 71,564), central Egypt, on the Nile. It is noted for its pottery; a sugar refining industry was established in the 1980s. The town is the seat of a Coptic bishop and derives its name from the old Mara Girgis Coptic monastery, which was
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Desde el mismo contexto afgano procede el vocablo Loya Jirja para identificar a la asamblea de jefes tribales.
CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]Abd al-Qadir (1866-1939), [5] who was born in Jirja and studied at al-Azhar, was a qadi, chief justice (qadi al-qudat) in the Sudan (from 1900), shaykh of the [CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]ulama[CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] of Alexandria (from 1904),deputy rector (wakil) of al-Azhar (from 1909), and member of the board of the prominent [CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]ulama[CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Hay[CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]at Kibar al-[CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]Ulama[CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and of the Legislative Assembly (al-Jam[CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]iyya al-Tashri[CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]iyya, from 1913).
1883 1886 1887 1888 % decrease 1883-1888 Provinces under perennial irrigation Total 11288 4565 3610 1629 86 Buhayra 817 639 557 351 58 Gharbiyya 2509 703 518 280 89 Daqahliyya 2061 939 1036 663 68 Sharqiyya 1824 692 534 0 100 Minufiyya 2689 1340 497 0 100 Qalyubiyya 762 136 167 154 80 Fayyum 626 116 301 181 71 Provinces not under perennial irrigation Total 8965 5840 5103 4251 53 Giza 593 995 329 154 74 Bani Suwayf 821 401 309 340 41 Minya 1190 585 584 557 53 Asyut 2567 993 884 464 82 Jirja 1534 822 1082 1362 11 Qina and Isna 2260 2044 1915 1374 39