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Ras Ghareb is the second largest city in Red Sea Governorate and the most important Egyptian city in oil production..


In 1871, the French designer Gostave  Eiffel, who designed Eiffel  Tower in Paris, designed a lighthouse in Ras Ghareb, it was the only thing in the region then. Ras Ghareb is named after the mountain of (Ghareb), 1750 m high,  which is near to this region. The city was founded in 1932 with the start of the first oil production field.