Sheikh Zayed City

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Sheikh Zayed City
مدينة الشيخ زايد
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Sheikh Zayed City is located in Egypt
Sheikh Zayed City
Sheikh Zayed City
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 30°3′0″N 31°0′0″E / 30.05000°N 31.00000°E / 30.05000; 31.00000
Country  Egypt
Governorate Giza
Government
 • Chairman Gamal Talaat[1]
Area
 • Total 19 sq mi (49 km2)
Population
 • Total 80,000
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Sheikh Zayed City (Arabic: مدينة الشيخ زايد‎‎) is a city in the Giza Governorate in Egypt and part of Greater Cairo urban area. It was established in 1995 and is named after Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.[2]

20th anniversary[edit]

In 2014, during the celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Minister of Housing, Mostafa Madbouly, said 'the Urban Communities Authority’s budget had been expanded for the 2014/2015 fiscal year so that all plans may be implemented and completed'. A technology center opened that day in Sheikh Zayed City but residents complained about the lack of other facilities.[1]

Geography[edit]

Sheikh Zayed City is situated about 15 km from Lebanon Square in the Mohandiseen district of Giza. It is bordered to the north by the Cairo-Alexandria desert road, to the south by the 26 July Corridor, and to the west by the neighboring 6th of October.

The city forms part of the Giza Governorate, and is divided into 20 residential districts, with four neighborhoods in each district[citation needed].

Sheikh Zayed City sits 226 meters above mean sea level.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh). Its climate is very similar to Giza and Cairo, owing to its proximity to them.

Climate data for Sheikh Zayed City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.7
(65.7)
20.4
(68.7)
23.4
(74.1)
27.7
(81.9)
31.7
(89.1)
34.2
(93.6)
34.4
(93.9)
34.2
(93.6)
32
(90)
29.8
(85.6)
25
(77)
20.4
(68.7)
27.66
(81.83)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.3
(54.1)
13.5
(56.3)
16.3
(61.3)
19.7
(67.5)
23.5
(74.3)
26.3
(79.3)
27.2
(81)
27.1
(80.8)
25
(77)
22.8
(73)
18.7
(65.7)
14.2
(57.6)
20.55
(68.99)
Average low °C (°F) 6
(43)
6.6
(43.9)
9.2
(48.6)
11.7
(53.1)
15.4
(59.7)
18.4
(65.1)
20.1
(68.2)
20
(68)
18.1
(64.6)
15.9
(60.6)
12.4
(54.3)
8
(46)
13.48
(56.26)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
(0.16)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.12)
2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
5
(0.2)
24
(0.96)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Education[edit]

The American International School in Egypt West Campus is located in Sheikh Zayed City.[4]

The Cairo University is located in Sheikh Zayed City .

The Maharat Super Global School is located in Sheikh Zayed City.

Elsheikh Zayed Secondary Schools For boys is located in Sheikh Zayed City .

Elsheikh Zayed Secondary Schools For girls is located in Sheikh Zayed City .

List of Universities[edit]

  • The Canadian International University
  • Engineering College Cairo University
  • Faculty of commerce English Section
  • Nile University

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Al-Shuwekhi, Abdel Razek (November 15, 2014). "EGP 4bn real estate investments in Sheikh Zayed: City chairman". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Al Sheikh Zayed City of Giza, Cairo, Egyp". Dareen House. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Climate: Al-Sheikh Zayed - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Home." American International School in Egypt West Campus. Retrieved on January 25, 2015. "AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN EGYPT WEST CAMPUS Sheikh Zayed City Entrance 2 Greens Compound"

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 30°01′N 31°00′E / 30.02°N 31°E / 30.02; 31