Matruh

Matruh

(mätro͞o`), town (1986 pop. 43,157), NW Egypt, near the Mediterranean Sea. Built at the site of the Roman town of Paraetonium, it is located on the coast road and is on a railway that links small ports. There are petroleum and oil fields in Matruh's outlying region. During World War II several battles between German and British forces were fought nearby.

Matruh

 

a city in the northwestern part of the Arab Republic of Egypt, on the Mediterranean coast. Administrative center of the Matruh muhafazah (governorate). Population, 11,800 (1970). The city has a railroad station and is on the Alexandria-Tobruk (Libya) highway. It is a fishing port. Salt is mined near the city.

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The initiative was first launched in Alexandria, Port Said, Beheira, Fayoum, Assiut, Qaliubiya, Marsa Matruh, Damietta, and South Sinai.
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Marsa Matruh power station is a proposed 4,000 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Matrouh Governorate, Egypt.
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The victims, mostly old people, included 15 in Cairo, four in the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matruh and two in Qena in South Egypt.
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Upon receiving the tip, Interior Minister Assistant for General Security Major General Ahmed Hilmi notified Interior Minister Major General Mohamed Ibrahim who ordered immediate coordination with authorities in Marsa Matruh. Several stationary and mobile ambushes were set up and Hijazi was arrested along with another person in his company.
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