Dalga

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Dalga[spelling 1] (Egyptian Arabic: دلجا‎‎) is a town of about 120,000 people in Minya Governorate in Egypt. About 20,000 Christians live there. It was occupied by Islamists on July 3, 2013, the day Mohamed Morsi was deposed from power by the Egyptian military. On the day the Islamists assumed control the police were driven out; two attempts by the Egyptian military to take the town during the summer of 2013 failed. Egyptian police retook the town in a pre-dawn attack September 16, 2013.[1]

Under Islamist rule the ancient Coptic Christian Monastery of the Virgin Mary and St. Abraam was looted and burned as were the Catholic and Anglican churches; Christians were terrorized.[2]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh).[3]

Climate data for Dalga
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21.1
(70)
23.3
(73.9)
26.5
(79.7)
31.5
(88.7)
34.5
(94.1)
35.3
(95.5)
35.4
(95.7)
34.8
(94.6)
32.3
(90.1)
30.9
(87.6)
26.6
(79.9)
22.3
(72.1)
29.54
(85.16)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12
(54)
14
(57)
16.9
(62.4)
21.7
(71.1)
25.3
(77.5)
26.7
(80.1)
27.3
(81.1)
27.1
(80.8)
24.9
(76.8)
22.9
(73.2)
18.3
(64.9)
14.2
(57.6)
20.94
(69.71)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(37)
4.7
(40.5)
7.3
(45.1)
11.9
(53.4)
16.2
(61.2)
18.2
(64.8)
19.2
(66.6)
19.4
(66.9)
17.6
(63.7)
14.9
(58.8)
10.1
(50.2)
6.1
(43)
12.38
(54.27)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 46m[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Also spelled Delga, Delja, Dilja
  1. ^ Patrick Kingsley (16 September 2013). "Egyptian authorities recapture Islamist-held town: Morsi supporters had held Delga since his overthrow in July and unleashed a campaign of terror against Christian minority". The Guardian. Minya province. Retrieved 20 September 20 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Islamists Seize Town in Southern Egypt and Attack Christians". The New York Times. Associated Press. September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013. The Copts in Dalga live in utter humiliation...They live in horror and cannot lead normal lives. 
  3. ^ a b "Climate: Dalga - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 

Coordinates: 27°39′N 30°42′E / 27.650°N 30.700°E / 27.650; 30.700