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Kafr el-Sheikh

Kafr Al-Shaikh
كفر الشيخ (Arabic)
Kafr Al-Shaikh is located in Egypt
Kafr Al-Shaikh
Kafr Al-Shaikh
Location in Egypt
Coordinates:
Country  Egypt
Governorate Kafr el-Sheikh
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 160,266
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) (+20) 47

Kafr el-Sheikh (Arabic: كفر الشيخKafr el-Šēḵ , pronounced ) 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]

Contents

  • Factories 1
  • Climate 2
  • Notable people 3
  • References 4

Factories

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

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)
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

  • Youssef EL-Maadawy, UNHCR Staff member
  • Mohamed Atta
  • Foad Serag Eldin, former minister and member of the 1952 revolution's leading council
  • Hossam Ghaly, Egyptian soccer player
  • Osama Anwar Okasha, Egyptian screenwriter and journalist
  • Mohamed Rabea
  • Hamdeen Sabahi, the leader of the Dignity Party and one of the leaders of the Egyptian opposition before the 2011 Egyptian revolution
  • Saad Zaghloul, Egyptian politician
  • Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American scientist

References

  1. ^ , EgyptenCentral Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics. Accessed 11 November 2006.
  2. ^ Kafr Elsheikh Governrate sic
  3. ^ "Climate: Kafr Al-Sheikh - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 

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