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Sohag

Administration
Full nameSohag
Native nameسوهاج
Settlement typeCity
CountryEgypt
GovernorateSohag
MarkazSohag Markaz
Government
GovernorWaddah Hamzawy
Geography
Total Area26.2 sq mi (68 km2)
Elevation200 ft (61 m)
Demography
Total Population209419 (20th in Egypt) (2010 Estimate)
Density (pop.)3079.69/km2 (7976.4/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)600000
DemonymSohagi / Sohagy
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC+2)
Postal code82749
Area code+20 (Egypt) 93 (City)

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Sohag ( , Sa'idi Arabic: -arsuːhaːdʒEn-us-Sohag, also known as Sawhāj, Suhag and Suhaj, is a city in Egypt that lies on the west bank of the Nile. It has been the capital of Sohag Governorate since 1960. Prior to that, the capital was the city of Girga and the name of the governorate was Girga Governorate. It also included Esna Governorate (nowadays Qena Governorate)


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