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Tanta in the region of Al Gharbīyah with it's 404,901 inhabitants is a place in Egypt - some 52 mi (or 84 km) North of Cairo, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Tanta is now 06:33 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Cairo" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Gaza, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beersheba, Zurqan or Al Fayyum. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Zawiyat Bimam, Tanta, Sibtas, Sibirbay, Shubra Qas and Mit Hubaysh al Qibliyah. We saw some video in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Egyptian economy influences voters

02:16 min ( May 18, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish)
Views: 744 - Rating: 3.85714/5

Since last year's uprising there's been a fall in tourism and foreign investment. Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros traveled to the Northern city of Tanta to see how the economic crisis could affect how peo...

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Interesting facts about this location

Tanta University

Tanta University is an Egyptian university in the city of Tanta, Al Gharbiyah governorate, Egypt. The university is under the direct scientific supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education. It was founded first in 1962 as a branch from the University of Alexandria with the faculty of Medicine only and then it became an independent university named University of the Middle Delta in 1972. It had at that time Medicine, Science, Agriculture and Education faculties.

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Located at 30.79, 31 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1962 establishments in Egypt, Educational institutions established in 1962, Tanta University, Universities in Egypt

Battle of the Nile (47 BC)

The Battle of the Nile in 47 BC saw the combined Roman–Egyptian armies of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra VII defeat those of the rival Queen Arsinoe IV and King Ptolemy XIII and secure the throne of Egypt. After pursuing his rival Pompey to Egypt, Caesar, recently victorious in a civil war closer to home, became entwined in the Alexandrine civil war after his rival, Pompey Magnus, was killed by King Ptolemy XIII in an attempt to please Caesar.

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Located at 30.79, 31 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:47 BC, Battles involving the Ptolemaic Kingdom

Nile Delta

The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world's largest river deltas—from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers 240 km of Mediterranean coastline—and is a rich agricultural region. From north to south the delta is approximately 160 km in length. The Delta begins slightly down-river from Cairo.

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Located at 30.79, 31 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
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Mit Abu al-Kum

Mit Abu al-Kum is a village in the Egyptian Nile Delta and the Monufia Governorate. It is the birthplace of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1918-1981), and his childhood home has been made into a museum.

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Located at 30.79, 31 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Monufia Governorate

El-Mahalla El-Kubra

El-Mahalla El-Kubra (commonly shortened to el-Maḥalla ) is a large industrial and agricultural city in Egypt, located in the middle of the Nile Delta on the western bank of the Damietta branch. It is known for its dominant textile industry. It is the largest city of the Gharbia Governorate and the second largest in the Nile Delta, with a population of approximately 442,000 inhabitants (2001 statistics).

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Located at 30.79, 31 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Gharbia Governorate