Shubra (administrative region)

Shobra is an administrative region and forms a relatively small area that represents about one quarter of the district with the same name in Cairo, Egypt.

It neighbours the areas of Elsahel to the north, Sharabeya to the east, Road El Farag to the west, and Shobra tunnel and Cairo central railway station to the south, the latter of which separate Shobra from the Downtown Cairo area.

Famous residents

In the 1940s and 1950s Nazir Gayyed (before becoming Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria in 1971) was very active in his church and served as a Sunday School teacher, at Saint Anthony Church in Shobra.[1]

Bishop Youssef (the first Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States[2]) also served at Saint Anthony Church in Shobra.

Bishop Moussa (the first Bishop of youth[3]) used to also serve in Shobra, before being a monk.

Father Mikhail Ibrahim[4] also served in Saint Mark Church in Shobra.

The area is well known for its diversity and history, and was the residence area for many famous people.

The famous French singer Dalida was born here in 1933.[5]


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