Shubra El-Kheima

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Not to be confused with the district of Shobra.
Shubra El-Kheima
شبرا الخيمة
Shubra El-Kheima is located in Egypt
Shubra El-Kheima
Shubra El-Kheima
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 30°7′43″N 31°14′32″E / 30.12861°N 31.24222°E / 30.12861; 31.24222
Country  Egypt
Governorate Al Qalyubiyah
 • Total 270.68 km2 (104.51 sq mi)
 • Land 270.68 km2 (104.51 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,099,354
 • 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,[1][2][3] (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 30°7′43″N 31°14′32″E / 30.12861°N 31.24222°E / 30.12861; 31.24222Coordinates: 30°7′43″N 31°14′32″E / 30.12861°N 31.24222°E / 30.12861; 31.24222 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):[4]


Shubra el-Kheima is the northern terminus of Line 2 of the Cairo Metro.


Shubra el-Kheima hosts the famous Assem Elaraby Palace of As Elaraby pasha, the Albanian leader of Egypt.

References and Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Shubrā al-Khaymah" in the Encyclopædia Britannica [retrieved 2015-07-25].
  2. ^ 50 Largest Cities in Africa in the African Economist
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Population data taken from the City Population website.

External links[edit]

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