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Full nameArish
Native nameالعريش
GovernorateNorth Sinai
Total Population114900
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC+2)

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Arish or el-Arīsh ( ) is the capital and largest city (with 114,900 inhabitants ) of the Egyptian governorate of North Sinai, lying on the Mediterranean coast of the Sinai peninsula, 344 kilometers (214 miles) northeast of Cairo. Al `Arīsh is distinguished by its clear blue water, widespread fruitful palmy wood on its coast, and its soft white sand. It has a marina, and many luxury hotels.

The city also has some of the faculties of Suez Canal University.

El Arish is by a big wadi called the Wadi el Arish, which receives flash flood water from much of north and central Sinai.

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