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Anza el-Qalala Destination Guide

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Anza el-Qalala in the region of Maţrūḩ is located in Egypt - some 377 mi (or 606 km) West of Cairo, the country's capital city.

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Time in Anza el-Qalala is now 04:06 AM (Saturday). 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: Tobruk, Musa'id, Darnah, Al Bayda, Rethymno or Heraklion. Since you are here already, consider visiting Kafret Habbuni, As Sallum and Anza el-Qalala. We also found some pictures.




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Interesting facts about this location

Halfaya Pass

Halfaya Pass is located in Egypt, near the border with Libya. A 600-foot high escarpment extends south eastwards from the Egyptian-Libyan border at the coast at as-Salum (or Saloum, Solum, Sollum), with the scarp slope facing into Egypt. Halfaya Pass is about two miles (3 km) inland from the Mediterranean and provides a natural route through. The escarpment is known as Akabah el-Kebir عقبة الكبير (`aqabat al-kabīr) "great ascent".

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Located at 31.52, 25.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Egypt–Libya relations, Mountain passes of Egypt, World War II battlefields, World War II sites in Egypt

Operation Brevity

Operation Brevity was a limited offensive conducted in mid-May 1941, during the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. Conceived by the commander-in-chief of the British Middle East Command, General Archibald Wavell, Brevity was intended to be a rapid blow against weak Axis front-line forces in the Sollum–Capuzzo–Bardia area of the border between Egypt and Libya.

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Located at 31.52, 25.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:1941 in Egypt, Battles involving Italy, Battles involving the United Kingdom, Battles of World War II involving Australia, Conflicts in 1941, Egypt in World War II, Libya in World War II, Military operations of World War II involving Germany, North African Campaign, Western Desert Campaign

Fort Capuzzo

Fort Capuzzo was a Fort in the Italian colony of Italian Libya, located near the Libyan-Egyptian border and next to the Italian Frontier Wire. It is famous for its role during World War II.

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Located at 31.52, 25.13 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Battles involving Italy, Cyrenaica, Forts in Libya, Italy–Libya relations, Western Desert Campaign, World War II battlefields, World War II sites in Libya