Al-Alamein

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Al-Alamein

Al-Alamein
Al-Alamein Area is 104 km west of Alexandria on the paved road parallel to the Mediterranean coast leading to Marsa Matrouh. Al-Alamein is known for its serenity, its fascinating scenery and mild climate which excels in its moderation the climate of any other part of the world and attracts thousands of vacationers. Al-Alamein is historically recognized as its sands witnessed the most decisive battle that ragged the second world war in which more than eight thousand soldiers of the allied forces led by Montgomery and the Axis forces led by Rommel lost their lives. A war museum commemorating the Battle of Al-Alamein and other North African battles still resides in the village, also there are German and Italian cemeteries just on its outskirts. Located 66 miles west of Alexandria, Al-Alamein main activity today is as a port for shipping oil.