Deir Mawas is one of the cities of Minia Governorate on the western bank of the Nile. It has a great history due to the great role of its inhabitants in their revolution against the English Occupation in 1919. The English Army executed a large number of its citizens in 18 March. so after the country obtained independence, that date was declared the national day of the governorate. The major economic resource for the city is agriculture and it is famous for planting several traditional crops like rice and wheat in addition to other crops like sugarcane. The city encloses a large number of christian inhabitants due to the existence of many monasteries in it.