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Sadis Min Uktubar (Governorate, Egypt)

Sādis Min ʾUktūbar, ربوتكأ نم س

Last modified: 2021-03-06 by ian macdonald
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[governorate arms] image located by Ian MacDonald, 22 February 2021
Source: Frank-René Putz, Der Flaggenkurier 51/2020

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The Governate

Sādis Min ʾUktūbar (split off from ʾAl-Jīzaħ)
Area: 32818.7 sq.mi. (=85000 km2)
Capital: Sādis Min ʾUktūbar City
Variant Spellings: Sades Men Oktober
Translation: 6th Of October
NOTE: The only governorate in Egypt to be named for a calendar date.
On October 6, 1973, Egypt started the October War against Israel (their Yom Kippur War) with the surprising forcing of the Suez Canal and the subsequent overrun of the Israeli fortifications on the east side of the Suez Canal (Bar-Lev Line), initially successfully. Although there was a military truce on October 25, 1973, at the end of the war, the myth of the invincibility of the Israeli army was shattered.

Established: April 18, 2008, on the basis of presidential decree 114/2008, formed from the northern part of the al-Jizah Governorate, dissolved again by the prime minister on April 14, 2011, and reorganized into al-Jizah governorate.
Location: western part of the metropolitan region of Cairo
Capital: City of October 6
Ian MacDonald, 22 February 2021

The Flag

Aspect ratio of the flag: 3: 5
The flag and coat of arms show eight green, curved, upwardly tapering strips of different lengths, which lead from the base to the sun. Since this governorate was also in a development area, this symbolism is intended to illustrate the economic upswing, especially in agriculture. After the dissolution of the Governorate as-Sadis min Uktubar, the symbols were abandoned. The former capital has different symbols of its own.
Ian MacDonald, 22 February 2021