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Explore As Sallum in Egypt

As Sallum in the region of Maţrūḩ is a place in Egypt - some 376 mi or ( 605 km ) West of Cairo , the country's capital city .

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Time in As Sallum is now 06:55 AM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Cairo " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Tobruk, Musa'id, Darnah, Al Bayda, and Rethymno. Since you are here already, consider visiting Tobruk . Where to go and what to see in As Sallum ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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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 31.50 25.18 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Egypt–Libya relations, Mountain passes of Egypt, World War II battlefields, World War II sites in Egypt

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 31.58 25.05 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km 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

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 31.58 25.05 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km 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

Bardia Mural

The Bardia Mural was created in a building on a clifftop overlooking the bay in Bardia, Libya, during World War II by John Frederick Brill just prior to his death at the age of 22. It depicts a collage of images that range from the horrors of war shown by skulls to the memories of home, shown by wine, women and song. The mural still exists and can still be visited. It has, however, been defaced and its state has declined with a large crack in the wall on which it was created.

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Located at 31.75 25.09 (Lat./Long.); Less than 23 km away
Tags: Murals


Bardia, or El Burdi is a Mediterranean seaport in the Butnan District of eastern Libya. It is also known as Bórdi Slemán.

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Located at 31.77 25.10 (Lat./Long.); Less than 24 km away
Tags: Cyrenaica, Populated places in Butnan District, Port cities and towns in Libya