al- Minya

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Minya, al-


a city in Egypt; situated in the Nile valley, on the left bank of the Nile River. Capital of the muhafazah (governorate) of Minya. Population, 122,000 (1970). Al-Minya is a commercial and transportation center. It has wool, cotton-ginning, leather, and sugar industries.

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The sites, scattered across Egypt, include churches in Old Cairo, Maadi, Wadi El Natrun, and Al- Minya