al-Mansura (Egypt)

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Coordinates: 31 ° 2 ′  N , 31 ° 23 ′  E

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Al-Mansura (Egypt)

Al-Mansura ( Arabic المنصورة, DMG al-Manṣūra  'the victorious [city]', Egyptian-Arabic El Manṣūra ), also called Mansoura , is a city in northeastern Egypt in the Nile Delta and capital of the governorate ad-Daqahliyya . It is located about 120 kilometers north of Cairo on the eastern arm of the Nile and was estimated to have a population of 595,000 in 2012. This makes it one of the largest cities in Egypt after Cairo, Alexandria and Port Said .

al-Mansura is an economic and production center, producing textiles and food. It is the seat of a university (founded in 1972) and a polytechnic institute.


Mansura was founded at the beginning of the 13th century. In 1221 the crusaders of the Damiette crusade were severely beaten here. In 1250, during the Sixth Crusade, it was the scene of the Battle of al-Mansura , in which the Christians defeated the Muslims, but shortly afterwards King Louis IX. lost in captivity. The "Dār ibn Luqmān", Ludwig's abode during his captivity, was converted into a museum.


The Schinnawi Palace, built in 1928 by an Italian architect , is sometimes called the finest palace of its kind outside of Italy.

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Al-Mansura  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wikivoyage: al-Manṣūra  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Warren R. Dawson, Eric P. Uphill: Who Was Who in Egyptology. P. 184f.