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Kena (Qena) is a city in Upper Egypt, and the capital of the Qena Governorate. Situated on the east bank of the Nile. It is located about 57 miles from El Balyana and 39 miles north of Luxor. It is most famous for its proximity to the ruins of Dendara.

Attractions in Kena include its famous mosque and The Maghrebi Abd el-Rahim settled in Qena upon his return from Mecca and founded a Sufi center here. Upon his death in 1195, the mosque was built above his tomb and became a place of pilgrimage.

Things to see and do

* Ruins of Dendara
* Qena Mosque

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Egyptian pound (LE) (EGP)
Language – Arabic
Population – 230,392
Electricity – 2 pin round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – +20

Port Location – The port at Kena is located on the Nile River.

Transport Links – Kena is accessible by road from Port Safaga on the Red Sea.

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