Kafr el-Sheikh

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Kafr Al-Shaikh
كفر الشيخ (Arabic)
Kafr Al-Shaikh is located in Egypt
Kafr Al-Shaikh
Kafr Al-Shaikh
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°06′42″N 30°56′45″E / 31.11167°N 30.94583°E / 31.11167; 30.94583
Country  Egypt
Governorate Kafr el-Sheikh
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 160,266
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Area code(s) (+20) 47

Kafr el-Sheikh (Arabic: كفر الشيخ‎‎ Kafr el-Šēḵ , pronounced [kɑfɾ eʃˈʃeːx]) is the capital of Kafr el-Sheikh Governorate, Egypt, about 134 km north of Cairo, in the Nile Delta of lower Egypt. As of November 2006, the town had a population of 147,380 inhabitants.[1]

History[edit]

Historically it was old village Dngiwn [2]. Kafr el-Sheikh was earlier know by denqiun, and it was inhabited for nearly a thousand years. Kafr El-Sheikh, is ranked fourth out of other 4 major Nile Delta cities. In 2006 the University of Kafr El-Sheikh was established.

Geography[edit]

Kafr el-Sheikh is a town located in the southern side of Kafr el-Sheikh province, it is famous for agriculture, particularly rice. There is a suburb of Sakha which is now become very close to the city. The East of the city has villages of Qantara and white Sawalha which are separated by a small Canal. Agricultural land is protected under the law inorder not to urbanize. Kafr El-Sheikh town is 35 km from the northern city of Tanta.

Population[edit]

The population of the city of as per the census held by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics is 147,393 citizen. The city has linked network paved roads, the main streets are full of by shops and restaurants

Factories[edit]

Kafr el-Sheikh is the home to various factories including a rice mill factory, a poultry forage factory and a sugar beet factory.[2]

Climate[edit]

Kafr el-Sheikh is classified by Köppen-Geiger climate classification system as hot desert (BWh).

Climate data for Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
19.8
(67.6)
22.2
(72)
26
(79)
30.3
(86.5)
31.6
(88.9)
33.5
(92.3)
33
(91)
31.5
(88.7)
29.2
(84.6)
25
(77)
20.8
(69.4)
26.81
(80.23)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
13.2
(55.8)
15.4
(59.7)
18.5
(65.3)
22.5
(72.5)
24.6
(76.3)
26.4
(79.5)
26
(79)
24.7
(76.5)
22.6
(72.7)
19
(66)
14.7
(58.5)
20.01
(68.03)
Average low °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
6.6
(43.9)
8.6
(47.5)
11.1
(52)
14.7
(58.5)
17.7
(63.9)
19.4
(66.9)
19
(66)
18
(64)
16
(61)
13.1
(55.6)
8.6
(47.5)
13.26
(55.84)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 19
(0.75)
13
(0.51)
6
(0.24)
4
(0.16)
3
(0.12)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
4
(0.16)
9
(0.35)
14
(0.55)
72
(2.84)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 31°06′42″N 30°56′45″E / 31.11167°N 30.94583°E / 31.11167; 30.94583