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Sohag, located in the central part of Egypt, is the capital city of the Governorate of Sohag. The distance of this city is 72 miles from Asyut.In Upper Egypt, Sohag is known as an important center for the native Christians of Egypt or the Coptics.

Tourist Spots near Sohag

Tourists on a travel to Egypt can also visit the two famous tourist spots situated near Sohag. Tourists can visit Akhmin, a town situated near the city. The White Monastery and Red Monastery are mostly visited by the tourists in Sohag. The White Monastery is mainly known for the Church, located in the monastery. It is made of limestone walls.

The Red Monastery is located very near to the White Monastery of Sohag. The monastery derives its name from the red colored bricks of its walls. Red Monastery is a Christian monastery and is famous to the followers of the religion.

According to the survey in 2005, the approximate population of Sohag is 210,000. The city is known for the industries that include food processing, textile weaving and cotton ginning. The city is well connected with other parts of the country by railways and roadways.

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