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
Clockwise, from top: Desouk Bridge, Ibrahim El Desouki Mosque, City Hall, Nile in Desouk, a statue of Ramesses II with Goddess Sekhmet, Desouk War Memorial, New Desouk Bridge.
Clockwise, from top: Desouk Bridge, Ibrahim El Desouki Mosque, City Hall, Nile in Desouk, a statue of Ramesses II with Goddess Sekhmet, Desouk War Memorial, New Desouk Bridge.
Map of Desouk
Map of Desouk
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
Population (2011)
 • Total 137,660
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
ZIP code 33611 – 33612[1][2]
Area code(s) +2 047

Desouk (Arabic: دسوق‎‎ Dosūq, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [dɪˈsuːʔ]) is a city in northern Egypt. Located 80 km east of Alexandria, in the Kafr El Sheikh Governorate and had a population of 137,660 inhabitants as of 2011.[3] It is bordered to the west by the Beheira Governorate.

Desouk dates back to at least c. 3200 BC, the area was part of the ancient city of Buto before the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. From 1250 to 1517 the city of Desouk was part of the Gharbia province. From 1798 to 1801 it was part of the now defunct Rosetta province.

Overview[edit]

Desouk is a member of the Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities,[4] due to the location of important Islamic shrines in the city, such as the tomb of Saint Ibrahim El Desouki (13th century), which is located in the main mosque in the center of Desouk.

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

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

Population of Desouk City (1882-2009).

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh), the same 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)
Average 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 (2011)". 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.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  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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