Sawhaj,Egypt: see SohagSohag
, town (1986 pop. 132,649), capital of Sohag governorate, central Egypt, on the Nile River. It is located in a densely populated agricultural region. Local industries include ginned cotton and silk weaving. Two Coptic monasteries are there.
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(also Sohag), a city in Egypt; seat of the Sawhaj Governorate. Situated on a railroad line. Population, 74,900 (1966). A port on the Nile’s left bank, Sawhaj serves as a trading center for an agricultural region. Cotton ginning, food processing, and the manufacture of leather goods and footwear are the local industries.