Desouk

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Coordinates: 31°8′32″N 30°38′42″E / 31.14222°N 30.64500°E / 31.14222; 30.64500

Desouk
دسوق
Dosūq
Desouk Bridge (1897) · St. Ibrahim El-Desouki Mosque · Presidency of  Desouk City Nile in Desouk A statue of Ramesses II with Goddess Sekhmet · Memorial for Desouki martyrs in Egyptian-Israeli war 1973 · Desouk New bridge (1989).
Desouk Bridge (1897) · St. Ibrahim El-Desouki Mosque · Presidency of Desouk City
Nile in Desouk
A statue of Ramesses II with Goddess Sekhmet · Memorial for Desouki martyrs in Egyptian-Israeli war 1973 · Desouk New bridge (1989).
Flag of Desouk
Flag
Official seal of Desouk
Seal
Nickname(s): Bride of the Nile
Desouk City Map
Desouk City Map
Desouk is located in Egypt
Desouk
Desouk
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°8′32″N 30°38′42″E / 31.14222°N 30.64500°E / 31.14222; 30.64500
Country  Egypt
Governorate Kafr el-Sheikh
Government
 • Type Markaz
 • President Ahmed Basiouny Zeid
Population (2009)
 • Total 129,604
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
ZIP code 33611 – 33612[1][2]
Area code(s) +2 047
Website Presidency of Desouk City

Desouk (Arabic: دسوقDosūq, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [dɪˈsuːʔ]) is a city in northern Egypt. Located 80 km east of Alexandria, it belongs to Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate and had a population of 129,604 inhabitants as of 2009.[3]

Overview[edit]

Desouk is a member of the Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities,[4] because there are important Islamic shrines in the city, like The tomb of Saint "Ibrahim El-Desouki" (13th century) is located in the great mosque in the centre of Desouk. His descendants live in Desouk, Alexandria, Cairo, and many live in the UK and USA.[citation needed]

Desouk lies on the Nile, on the eastern banks of the Rosetta branch, where there are only two bridges to enter the city.

Many important Egyptians hail from Desouk: Youssef El-Mansy, Ahmed Zewail,[5] Mohammed Roshdy, Evelyn Ashamallah, and Abdel-Salam Mohammed Nasar, a famous politician in the city.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh), as the rest of Egypt.

Climate data for Desouk
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.8
(64)
18.8
(65.8)
21.5
(70.7)
25.3
(77.5)
29.2
(84.6)
30.9
(87.6)
32.2
(90)
32.3
(90.1)
30.6
(87.1)
28.8
(83.8)
24.6
(76.3)
19.9
(67.8)
25.99
(78.77)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.4
(54.3)
13.1
(55.6)
15.4
(59.7)
18.6
(65.5)
22.3
(72.1)
24.6
(76.3)
26.1
(79)
26.2
(79.2)
24.7
(76.5)
22.8
(73)
19.1
(66.4)
14.5
(58.1)
19.98
(67.98)
Average low °C (°F) 7
(45)
7.4
(45.3)
9.3
(48.7)
11.9
(53.4)
15.4
(59.7)
18.4
(65.1)
20.1
(68.2)
20.2
(68.4)
18.8
(65.8)
16.8
(62.2)
13.6
(56.5)
9.1
(48.4)
14
(57.23)
Precipitation mm (inches) 26
(1.02)
20
(0.79)
9
(0.35)
4
(0.16)
3
(0.12)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
6
(0.24)
13
(0.51)
23
(0.91)
104
(4.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ZIP code, Desouk (1)". Epcodes.com. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  2. ^ "ZIP code, Desouk (2)". Epcodes.com. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  3. ^ "Presidency of Desouk City, Administrative division & Population (2009)". Epcodes.com. 2009-12-31. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities, Membership". http://www.oicc.org. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  5. ^ "Egyptian figures, Ahmed H. Zewail". sis.gov.eg. Retrieved 2010-12-28. 
  6. ^ "Climate: Disuq - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 

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