Al Minya

Al Minya

Minya[spelling 1] (Arabic: المنيا‎  pronounced [elˈmenjæ], Coptic: ⲧⲙⲱⲛⲏ) is the capital of the Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt. It is located approximately 245 km (152 mi) south of Cairo on the western bank of the Nile River, which flows north through the city. The name of the city is derived from its Ancient Egyptian name Men'at Khufu, meaning the nursing city of Khufu, linking it to the Pharaoh Khufu or Cheops, builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

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