Rhoda Island

Nile branch between Rhoda Island and Old Cairo.
The Rhoda Island Nilometer, and island in the Nile.

Rhoda Island or Rawdah Island, (Arabic: جزيرة الروضة, Gezīret er-Rōdah and Al Manyal ar-Rawdah ), is an island located on the Nile in central Cairo. [1]

The El-Manial District, and the Al-Manyal Palace Museum and gardens, are located on the island. It is west of historic Old Cairo, across a small branch of the Nile. The island has one of the oldest Islamic buildings in Egypt, the Nilometer on its southern tip. [1]


  1. 1 2 http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/rawdah.htm Touregypt: Rawdah Island; accessed 02-28-2011
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Coordinates: 30°01′15″N 31°13′32″E / 30.02083°N 31.22556°E / 30.02083; 31.22556

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