Shibin Al Kawm, Al Minufiyah

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Coordinates: 30°33′31″N 31°0′36″E / 30.55861°N 31.01000°E / 30.55861; 31.01000

Shibin Al Kawm
شبين الكوم
Shibin Al Kawm is located in Egypt
Shibin Al Kawm
Shibin Al Kawm
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 30°33′31″N 31°00′36″E / 30.55861°N 31.01000°E / 30.55861; 31.01000
Country  Egypt
Governorate Monufia
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2012)
 • City 186,345
 • Metro 630,000
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) (+20) 48

Shibin Al Kawm[note 1] (Egyptian Arabic: شبين الكوم Šibīn el-Kōm  pronounced [ʃɪˈbiːn elˈkoːm] is a city in Egypt's Nile Delta, and the capital of the Monufia Governorate.

Facilities[edit]

While the city is not a new one, its infrastructure is being modernized. The most important central and local government offices are located in the city, as well as the main branches of Menoufia University. The city has several public and private schools, hospitals, a large stadium, telecommunication central office of Telecom Egypt, internet service providers, organized trade unions (medical, commercial, agriculture, engineering, etc.), athletic teams, political parties and social organizations and a chamber of commerce.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the city depends on industry, commerce and to a lesser extent on agriculture.

Climate[edit]

See also: Nile Delta

Shibin Al Kawm's climate is classified by Köppen-Geiger climate classification system as hot desert (BWh), as the rest of Egypt.

The highest record temperature was 48 °C (118 °F) recorded on June 7, 1961 while the lowest record temperature was −3 °C (27 °F) recorded on January 23, 1996.[1]

Climate data for Shibin Al Kawm, Egypt
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31
(88)
37
(99)
40
(104)
46
(115)
44
(111)
48
(118)
44
(111)
44
(111)
44
(111)
41
(106)
39
(102)
33
(91)
48
(118)
Average high °C (°F) 18.9
(66)
21
(70)
23.7
(74.7)
27.3
(81.1)
32.1
(89.8)
34.5
(94.1)
34.5
(94.1)
34.5
(94.1)
32.4
(90.3)
29.9
(85.8)
25
(77)
20.5
(68.9)
27.86
(82.16)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.2
(54)
13.9
(57)
16.2
(61.2)
19.1
(66.4)
23.7
(74.7)
26.4
(79.5)
27.1
(80.8)
27.1
(80.8)
25.1
(77.2)
22.6
(72.7)
18.7
(65.7)
14.1
(57.4)
20.52
(68.95)
Average low °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
6.9
(44.4)
8.8
(47.8)
11
(52)
15.3
(59.5)
18.3
(64.9)
19.7
(67.5)
19.7
(67.5)
17.8
(64)
15.3
(59.5)
12.5
(54.5)
7.8
(46)
13.23
(55.81)
Record low °C (°F) −3
(27)
−2
(28)
0
(32)
3
(37)
9
(48)
10
(50)
17
(63)
14
(57)
16
(61)
10
(50)
2
(36)
−2
(28)
−3
(27)
Precipitation mm (inches) 7
(0.28)
6
(0.24)
3
(0.12)
2
(0.08)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.08)
4
(0.16)
8
(0.31)
32
(1.27)
Source #1: Climate-Data.org[2]
Source #2: Voodoo Skies[1] for record temperatures

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also spelled: Shebin el Kom (with of without a dash after el / al )

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shibin el-Kom, Egypt". Voodoo Skies. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Climate: Shibin Al-Kom - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013.