El Qanater El Khayreya

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El Qanater El Khayreya

القناطر الخيرية
كوبري القناطر الخيرية.jpg
El Qanater El Khayreya is located in Egypt
El Qanater El Khayreya
El Qanater El Khayreya
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 30°11′37″N 31°07′55″E / 30.193583°N 31.132064°E / 30.193583; 31.132064Coordinates: 30°11′37″N 31°07′55″E / 30.193583°N 31.132064°E / 30.193583; 31.132064
Country Egypt
GovernorateQalyubia
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

El Qanater El Khayreya (Arabic: القناطر الخيرية‎  pronounced [elʔɑˈnɑːtˤeɾ elxæjˈɾejjæ], "the Benevolent Bridges") is a city and a markaz in Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt. It is the location of the Delta Barrages, the first modern irrigation structure across the Nile, located at the apex of the Nile Delta. In the mid 1850s, when Viceroy Sa'id Pasha took over project construction he ordered a silver medal to be struck to mark the occasion. He then ordered the construction of a town near the incomplete barrage. Again the project would be bogged down due to financial problems; the original barrages were initially completed in 1862.A new barrage structure was built slightly downstream in 1939.[1] The name of the city is a reference to the structure and the river crossing it.[2]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh),[3] as the rest of Egypt.

Climate data for El Qanater el Khayreyya
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.4
(66.9)
20.9
(69.6)
23.6
(74.5)
27.9
(82.2)
31.9
(89.4)
34.3
(93.7)
34.6
(94.3)
34.4
(93.9)
32.2
(90.0)
30
(86)
25.4
(77.7)
21
(70)
28.0
(82.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13
(55)
13.9
(57.0)
16.5
(61.7)
19.9
(67.8)
23.8
(74.8)
26.4
(79.5)
27.5
(81.5)
27.4
(81.3)
25.2
(77.4)
23.1
(73.6)
19.1
(66.4)
14.8
(58.6)
20.9
(69.6)
Average low °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
7
(45)
9.4
(48.9)
12
(54)
15.7
(60.3)
18.5
(65.3)
20.5
(68.9)
20.4
(68.7)
18.3
(64.9)
16.2
(61.2)
12.9
(55.2)
8.6
(47.5)
13.8
(57.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
2
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
22
(0.8)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 18m)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samir Raafat, The Delta Barrage, Cairo Times, August 21, 1997
  2. ^ "El Qanater El Khayreya (Gardens & Parks)". sis.gov.eg. 27 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Climate: Al Qanatir al Khairiya - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2014-01-03.