Mansoura

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Mansoura is a city in Egypt, with a population of 480,494. It is the capital of the Dakahlia Governorate.EtymologyMansoura in Arabic means "victorious". The city is named after the Egyptian victory at the Battle of Al Mansurah over Louis IX of France during the Seventh Crusade.HistoryMansoura was established in 1219 by al-Kamil of the Ayyubid dynasty. After the Egyptians defeated the Crusaders during the Sixth Crusade, it was named Mansoura (aka. "The Victorious").In the Seventh Crusade, the ...

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