Online Encyclopedia

ZAGAZIG (Zalzazik)

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 950 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
ZAGAZIG (Zalzazik), a town of Lower Egypt, capital of the province of Sharkia. Pop. (1907) 34,999, including 2617 Copts and 1355 Greeks. It is built on a branch of the Fresh Water or Ismailia canal, and on the Al-Mo'izz canal (the ancient Tanitic channel of the Nile), and is 47 M. by rail N.N.E. of Cairo. Situated on the Delta in the midst of a fertile district, Zagazig is a great centre of the cotton and grain trade of Egypt. It has large cotton factories and the offices of numerous European merchants. About a mile south of the town are the ruins of Bubastis (q.v.).
End of Article: ZAGAZIG (Zalzazik)
[back]
ST ZACHARIAS
[next]
ZAHRINGEN

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.