Abu Qir

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A·bu Qir

also A·bu·kir  (ä′bo͞o-kîr′, ăb′o͞o-)
A village of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta on the Bay of Abu Qir. Adm. Horatio Nelson's victory over a French fleet off Abu Qir in 1798 restored British prestige in the Mediterranean and ended French hopes of establishing a stronghold in the Middle East.
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He went on to explain that about 205m cubic feet of gas are provided every day to the two fertiliser factories, Abo Qir and Talkha, which are both affiliated with the public sector.
Examination and analysis of some historical map related to north delta, and Abo Qir bay, with different scales, and different dates, started with French campaigns map related to the campaign time 1798-1801, and classify group of satellite images to identify the landscape change detection especially for urban change.
Before 1963 Markaz Rashid had more other settlements, Edko and Al- Ma'mora, but after that date the two last settlements were separated from Markaz Rashid, and in 1980 Markaz Edko has been established with Edko city and Al- Ma'mora village, those settlements are the second big settlement area around Abo Qir bay, administrate boundary changed because of population growth at this time (Al- Samny, 2006: 17).