Kafr el-Sheikh

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Kafr Al-Shaikh
كفر الشيخ (Arabic)
Kafr Al-Shaikh is located in Egypt
Kafr Al-Shaikh
Kafr Al-Shaikh
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°06′42″N 30°56′45″E / 31.11167°N 30.94583°E / 31.11167; 30.94583
Country  Egypt
Governorate Kafr el-Sheikh
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 160,266
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) (+20) 47

Kafr el-Sheikh (Arabic: كفر الشيخKafr el-Šēḵ , pronounced [kɑfɾ eʃˈʃeːx]) is the capital of Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate, Egypt, about 134 km north of Cairo, in the Nile Delta of lower Egypt. As of November 2006, the town had a population of 147,380 inhabitants.[1]

Factories[edit]

Kafr el-Sheikh is the home to various factories including a rice mill factory, a poultry forage factory and a sugar beet factory.[2]

Climate[edit]

Kafr el-Sheikh is classified by Köppen-Geiger climate classification system as hot desert (BWh).

Climate data for Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
19.8
(67.6)
22.2
(72)
26
(79)
30.3
(86.5)
31.6
(88.9)
33.5
(92.3)
33
(91)
31.5
(88.7)
29.2
(84.6)
25
(77)
20.8
(69.4)
26.81
(80.23)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
13.2
(55.8)
15.4
(59.7)
18.5
(65.3)
22.5
(72.5)
24.6
(76.3)
26.4
(79.5)
26
(79)
24.7
(76.5)
22.6
(72.7)
19
(66)
14.7
(58.5)
20.01
(68.03)
Average low °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
6.6
(43.9)
8.6
(47.5)
11.1
(52)
14.7
(58.5)
17.7
(63.9)
19.4
(66.9)
19
(66)
18
(64)
16
(61)
13.1
(55.6)
8.6
(47.5)
13.26
(55.84)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 19
(0.75)
13
(0.51)
6
(0.24)
4
(0.16)
3
(0.12)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
4
(0.16)
9
(0.35)
14
(0.55)
72
(2.84)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 31°06′42″N 30°56′45″E / 31.11167°N 30.94583°E / 31.11167; 30.94583