Qalyub

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Qalyub
Qalyub is located in Egypt
Qalyub
Qalyub
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 30°11′59″N 31°12′19″E / 30.19972°N 31.20528°E / 30.19972; 31.20528
Country  Egypt
Governorate Qalyubia
Population (2006)
 • Total 106,804
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Qalyub (Egyptian Arabic: قليوب  pronounced [ʔælˈjuːb]) is a town in the Al Qalyubiyah governorate of Egypt. It is situated in the northern part of the Cairo metropolitan area, at the start of the Nile Delta. In 1986, it had a population of 84,413 inhabitants, which grew to 106,804 residents by 2006.

Overview[edit]

Qalyub is the commercial center for a significant agricultural region, and houses the printing press for the Al-Ahram newspaper. It is said to have been built using materials taken from ancient Heliopolis, a few miles away.

On February 13, 2005, Qalyub was the location of a politically significant strike over the benefits and the privatization of the Qalyub Spinning Company.

Qalyub virus (QYBV) is a member of the Bunyaviridae group of vertebrate-infecting viruses and was named after the town.

Transport[edit]

Qalyub was the site of the Qalyoub rail crash in August 2006.

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Coordinates: 30°11′59″N 31°12′19″E / 30.19972°N 31.20528°E / 30.19972; 31.20528.