|• Total||270.68 km2 (104.51 sq mi)|
|• Land||270.68 km2 (104.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|• Density||4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
Shubra el-Kheima, also spelled Shubrā al-Khaymah and Subra al-Haymah, (Arabic: شبرا الخيمة Šobra el-Ḵēma , IPA: [ˈʃobɾɑ lˈxeːmæ]) is the fourth largest city in Egypt. It is located in the Al Qalyubiyah governorate around Coordinates: and along the northern edge of Cairo Governorate, and it forms part of the Greater Cairo agglomeration.
Shubra el-Kheima was primarily inhabited by workers (and their families), who have worked in surrounding factories since the 1940s. However, recently it contains the great expansion of Greater Cairo towards the north as a consequence of migration from rural areas. Its population was 1,016,722 at the 2006 Census. It is administered as two kism (wards):
- Shubrā al-Khaymah 1 10.41 km2, 461,689 people, borders Nile River, with city railway station
- Shubrā al-Khaymah 2 17.27 km2, 563,880 people, inland, includes Bahtim
References and Notes
- "Shubrā al-Khaymah" in the Encyclopædia Britannica [retrieved 2015-07-25].
- 50 Largest Cities in Africa in the African Economist
- Note: other possible alternative spellings of the first two variants may also appear in different places, such as Shubra el Kheima or Shubra el-Khayma, but the two most common appear above.
- Population data taken from the City Population website.
Media related to Shubra El-Kheima at Wikimedia Commons
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