Mahalla el Kubra


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Mahalla el Kubra

(məˈhɑːlə ɛl ˈkuːbrə)
n
(Placename) a city in N Egypt, on the Nile delta: one of the largest diversified textile centres in Egypt. Pop: 433 000 (2005 est)
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Ma•hal•la el Ku•bra

(məˈhæl ə ɛl ˈku brə)
n.
a city in Egypt, on the Nile delta. 385,300.
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After finishing high school in El Mahalla El Kubra, he moved to Cairo to study at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Helwan University, starting a path he wished to leave his mark within.
According to a 1905 report by Lord Cromer titled British Controller-General in Egypt 1879, "England made sure to keep Egypt its 'cotton farm' and limit the country's economic and industrial development." With activists calling for movements against the British Occupation, in 1927 pioneering Egyptian economist Talaat Harb established the first Egyptian textile factory in El Mahalla El Kubra, located in the center of the Nile Delta.
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.