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Assiut

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Assiut (also transliterated Asyut, Assyût or Assyut) is in Egypt.

Like a piece of Heaven between Al-Minia to the north and Souhag to the south, Assiut twinkles in the heart of Egypt thanks to its middle location among the Egyptian governorates. It is on the Nile about 375 km south of Cairo, 470 km west of the Red Sea, and 305 km north of Luxor.

Assiut is counted as one of the best touristic destinations in Egypt because it has many amenities and attractions from different ages, which have great importance in the Egyptian history.

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Pharoes called the city "Seut", derived from "Sout" which means "Guardian" in the ancient Egyptian language. This name was used for about 3000 years, and then it was changed many times, until the Arabs named it "Assiut".

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Assiut celebrates its national day on the 18th of April every year, when the local residents of Bani Addiat, Manfalout city, struggled against the French Invasion.

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