Beni Suef

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Beni Suef
BeniSuefFighterMemorial.jpg
Beni Suef is located in Egypt
Beni Suef
Beni Suef
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 29°04′N 31°05′E / 29.067°N 31.083°E / 29.067; 31.083
Country  Egypt
Governorate Beni Suef
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 233,142
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) (+20) 82

Beni Suef, (Egyptian Arabic: بنى سويف Baniswēf, IPA: [bænisˈweːf]; Coptic: Ⲡⲁⲛⲓⲥⲱϥ Panisōf) is the capital city of the Beni Suef Governorate in Egypt.

Overview[edit]

Beni Suef is an important agricultural center, which grew from a small village at the turn of the century and now hosts a population of over 200,000. It was famous for its linen manufacturing in the Middle Ages, and continues to be heavily involved in cotton-spinning and carpet-making. It is also known for its alabaster, quarried in the nearby hills. Beni Suef is located about 115 km (71 mi) south of Cairo.[citation needed] The Meidum Pyramid and Fayum Oasis are nearby. Beni Suef is known for its large mansions, including the Ismail Mansion, owned by General Ahmed Mamdouh Ismail. Beni Suef University and the private Al Nahda University are located in Beni Suef.

Climate[edit]

Beni Suef has a hot desert climate (BWh) in Köppen-Geiger classification, as all of Egypt. It has very hot summers and warm winters with cool nights.

Climate data for Beni Suef
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.5
(67.1)
21.5
(70.7)
25
(77)
30.3
(86.5)
34.2
(93.6)
36.9
(98.4)
37.1
(98.8)
36.6
(97.9)
34.7
(94.5)
31
(88)
25.3
(77.5)
20.9
(69.6)
29.42
(84.97)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.3
(54.1)
14.2
(57.6)
17.2
(63)
22
(72)
26
(79)
28.7
(83.7)
29.3
(84.7)
28.9
(84)
27.1
(80.8)
23.5
(74.3)
18.2
(64.8)
13.7
(56.7)
21.76
(71.22)
Average low °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
6.9
(44.4)
9.6
(49.3)
13.8
(56.8)
17.4
(63.3)
20.2
(68.4)
21.6
(70.9)
21.4
(70.5)
19.5
(67.1)
16.7
(62.1)
11.7
(53.1)
7.4
(45.3)
14.32
(57.78)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
5
(0.2)
 % humidity 61 54 49 40 37 39 45 50 51 54 58 63 50.08
Source: Climate Charts[1]

Accidents[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

Sports[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beni Suef A., Egypt: Climate, Global Warming, and Daylight Charts and Data". Climate Charts. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "One Way Ticket, reported by Fatemah Farag in Al-Ahram". 2002-02-28. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  3. ^ Hala Halim (2005-09-15). "In the aftermath of Beni Suef". Al-Ahram. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  4. ^ Ibn Ad Dunya (2006-05-22). "Eight convicted for negligence in Beni Suef Cultural Palace fire". Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  5. ^ "Egyptian movie diva Berlenti Abdul Hamid dies at 75". Al-Masry Al-Youm. December 1, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°04′N 31°05′E / 29.067°N 31.083°E / 29.067; 31.083