A town located in the Egyptian Delta about 7 miles (11 km) east of Damanhur in the Beheirah Province. Laqqanah was a bishopric by 1145 when Bishop Ya‘qub al-Qari’ of the town was one of a number of men who attempted to make ibn Kadran patriarch. In 1257 of Laqqanah was present at the consecration of the holy CHRISM, and in 1299 Bishop John ( the same man) of Laqqanah and Damanhur was present at the same event (Munier, 1943, pp. 35-36). Al-MAQRIZI wrote in the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century that there was a of COLOBOS in Laqqanah.

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