Town in north east of Egypt, located near the Mediterranean Sea. It is 326 km northwest of Cairo, El Alamein (or Al Alamayn) is a town in northern Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea coastin Matruh Governorate. It is located 106 kilometres (66 mi) west of Alexandria and 240 kilometres (149 mi) northwest of Cairo. The population was approximately 7,397 people, as of 2007.
Until recently it has mainly been a port facility for shipping oil, but like the whole north coast of Egypt is now developing as a luxury resort for elite tourism.