El-Mahalla El-Kubra

El-Mahalla El-Kubra

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El-Mahalla El-Kubra is a large industrial and agricultural city in Egypt
Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

, located in the middle of the Nile Delta
Nile Delta
The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world's largest river deltas—from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 240 km of Mediterranean coastline—and is a rich...

 on the western bank of the Damietta branch. It is known for its dominant textile
Textile
A textile or cloth is a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands...

 industry. It is the largest city of the Gharbia Governorate and in the Nile Delta
Nile Delta
The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world's largest river deltas—from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 240 km of Mediterranean coastline—and is a rich...

 , with a population of approximately 442,000 inhabitants (2001 statistics).
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El-Mahalla El-Kubra is a large industrial and agricultural city in Egypt
Egypt
Egypt , officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, Arabic: , is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, the Mediterranean Basin, the Middle East and the Muslim world...

, located in the middle of the Nile Delta
Nile Delta
The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world's largest river deltas—from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 240 km of Mediterranean coastline—and is a rich...

 on the western bank of the Damietta branch. It is known for its dominant textile
Textile
A textile or cloth is a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands...

 industry. It is the largest city of the Gharbia Governorate and in the Nile Delta
Nile Delta
The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world's largest river deltas—from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 240 km of Mediterranean coastline—and is a rich...

 , with a population of approximately 442,000 inhabitants (2001 statistics).

El-Mahalla el-Kubra is home to the largest public sector Egyptian textile company, the Misr Spinning and Weaving Company , employing 27,000.

The city is also famous for its two football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 teams: Ghazl Al-Mehalla
Ghazl Al-Mehalla
Ghazl El-Mahalla is an Egyptian football club based in El-Mahalla El-Kubra. They are members of the Egyptian Second Division. They won the Egyptian Premier League once in 1973...

 and Baladeyet Al-Mahalla
Baladeyet Al-Mahalla
Baladeyet Al-Mahalla is an Egyptian association football club from the city of El-Mahalla El-Kubra. They were members of the Egyptian Premier League. In 2007-08 Mahalla were relegated to the Egyptian Second Division and have shown efforts to regain their top-flight status in 2008-09...

.