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Qusayr, Al

Qusayr, Al (äl kōsārˈ) [key], town (1986 pop. 19,997), E Egypt, on the Red Sea. The ancient Leucus Limen, it was once a major Egyptian port and the focus of several trade routes. It was formerly known as Kosseir.

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