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Abnub is located in Egypt
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 27°16′N 31°09′E / 27.267°N 31.150°E / 27.267; 31.150Coordinates: 27°16′N 31°09′E / 27.267°N 31.150°E / 27.267; 31.150
Country Egypt
GovernorateAsyut Governorate
 • Total64,526
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)+3

Abnub (Arabic: أبنوب‎, Coptic: ⲁⲡⲁⲛⲟⲩⲃ) is a city in Egypt. It is located on the east bank of the Nile, in the Asyut Governorate, several kilometres northwest of Asyut. As of the 2006 census, the population was 67,526. The city's name is derived from the Egyptian god of mummification, Anubis.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Abnub is the birthplace of Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church from 1971 to 2012.[2]


  1. ^ El-Gergawi, Sherry (June 28, 2012). "Egyptian cities and markets: What's behind a name?". Ahram Online. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  2. ^ Samir, Samir Khalil (March 20, 2012). "Coptic Christians after Shenouda". Asia News. Retrieved 17 June 2017.