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Mahalla el Kubra (məˈhɑːlə ɛl ˈkuːbrə)
(Placename) a city in N Egypt, on the Nile delta: one of the largest diversified textile centres in Egypt. Pop: 433 000 (2005 est)
Ma•hal•la el Ku•bra (məˈhæl ə ɛl ˈku brə)
a city in Egypt, on the Nile delta. 385,300.
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Mohamed Salah Al Said, a Muslim who lives in El Mahalla El Kubra
, is the most famous seller of wooden crosses at the festival, and each year the visitors await him to buy his decorated handmade crosses.
On April 6, a general strike was organized to protest higher food prices, lack of subsidized bread, and to show solidarity with a textile workers' strike in the Nile Delta town of Mahalla El Kubra
The current heroes of the strike lore are the workers at the Misr Spinning and Weaving factory at Mahalla El Kubra
, in the Nile Delta.