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Sharm El Sheikh commonly abbreviated to Sharm, is an Egyptian city on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate ...Sharm El Sheikh (meaning ``Bay of the Sheikh``) is also known as the ``City of Peace; Egyptian Arabic: Madinet Es-Salaam``, referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there.`{`1`}` It was known as Şarm-üş Şeyh during Ottoman rule, and as Ofira when the area was under Israeli control between 1967 and 1982. Among Egyptians and many visitors, the name of the city is commonly shortened to ``Sharm`` (Egyptian Arabic, which is its common name in the Egyptian slang. The name is also sometimes written as Sharm el-Cheikh, Sharm el-Sheik in English.
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