Zeitoun, Cairo

For other uses, see Zeitoun (disambiguation).
The Virgin Mary as she appeared in Zeitoun in 1968

Zeitoun (Arabic: الزيتون), also El Zeitoun, is a famous district in Cairo, Egypt. It became known for its Marian apparitions during the years 1968–1971.

It was the birthplace of Fathia Nkrumah (born Fathia Rizk to a Coptic family), wife of Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana.

In Arabic, the name literally means olives.

Coordinates: 30°06′18″N 31°18′37″E / 30.1050°N 31.3103°E / 30.1050; 31.3103

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