10th of Ramadan (city)

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10th of Ramadan (Arabic: العاشر من رمضان‎ Al-ʿĀshir min Ramaḍān) is a city located in the Sharqia Governorate, Egypt. It is a first-generation new urban community, and one of the most industrialized. It enjoys close proximity to the city of Cairo, and is considered part of Greater Cairo. It was founded by Presidential Decree No. 249 in 1977 in a bid to attract foreign and local capital with the intent of providing job opportunities for the country's youth, as well as move people away from the Nile Valley to ease the stress on existing infrastructure and reduce congestion. The city was named for the commencement of the Yom Kippur War otherwise called the October War. It started on 10 Ramadan, 1393 AH according to the Islamic Calendar. It shares its namesake with the Sixth of October City ne

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