Agami

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Agami

العجمى البيطاش
Agami is located in Egypt
Agami
Agami
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°05′45″N 29°45′37″E / 31.095866°N 29.760389°E / 31.095866; 29.760389Coordinates: 31°05′45″N 29°45′37″E / 31.095866°N 29.760389°E / 31.095866; 29.760389
Country  Egypt
Governorate Alexandria
Population
 • Total 300,000
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Agami[spelling 1] (Egyptian Arabic: العجمى el-ʿAgami, mostly shortened to عجمى, IPA: [ˈʕæɡæmi]; the full name is العجمى البيطاش, [elˈʕæɡæmi l.biˈtˤɑːʃ]) is a city in the Alexandria Governorate of Egypt. Situated 20 km west of Alexandria, the town is a popular destination for both local Alexandrians and tourists in Giza and Cairo. Agami literally means in Arabic "foreigner"; older uses of the term were reserved for descriptions of anyone who is non-Arab.

Overview[edit]

The city started as a compound for the elite class of Egypt in the 1950s, which then evolved into he city we know today, the city is still a popular local tourist destination, for the Middle class of Egypt, famous for its turquoise waters. The city also has a number of Monuments, including a French Fort built during the French Occupation, under Napoleon Bonaparte, and also has several watch towers built in the Ottoman era, to guard Egypt's North Coast.

The city was also a famous hunting spot for people in the early 1940s, shooting turtles, doves and quails coming from Europe.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh),[1] but prevailing Mediterranean Sea winds highly moderate the temperatures, which is similar to the rest of the northern coast of Egypt. Its climate is very similar to Alexandria, owing to its proximity, however Alexandria is wetter.

Climate data for Agami
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18
(64)
18.5
(65.3)
20.5
(68.9)
23.7
(74.7)
26.2
(79.2)
29.7
(85.5)
29.5
(85.1)
30.7
(87.3)
29.5
(85.1)
28.2
(82.8)
24.5
(76.1)
20.2
(68.4)
24.93
(76.87)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.7
(56.7)
14.2
(57.6)
15.9
(60.6)
18.5
(65.3)
21.4
(70.5)
25.3
(77.5)
25.7
(78.3)
26.5
(79.7)
25.5
(77.9)
23.3
(73.9)
19.8
(67.6)
15.7
(60.3)
20.46
(68.83)
Average low °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
10
(50)
11.3
(52.3)
13.3
(55.9)
16.6
(61.9)
20.9
(69.6)
21.9
(71.4)
22.3
(72.1)
21.5
(70.7)
18.5
(65.3)
15.2
(59.4)
11.3
(52.3)
16.02
(60.82)
Precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.69)
30
(1.18)
9
(0.35)
4
(0.16)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5
(0.2)
26
(1.02)
44
(1.73)
162
(6.37)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

Location[edit]

The city has flourished mainly for locational reasons, its relatively small distance from Alexandria and its location on the intersection of Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road and the North Coast road, made it a favoured spot for vacationers in Egypt.

Thus the city has thousands of Private owned Villas, and several Hotels.

Neighborhoods[edit]

  • Nakheel (6 October)
  • Bitash
  • Hanoville
  • Sidi Kreir

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ It is a common practice to inter-change i and y for final /i/, thus Agamy is another spelling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Climate: Agami - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 

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