Faiyum

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Faiyum

الفيوم
مركب وحيد.jpg
QasrQarunFacade.jpgالطبيعة الساحرة.jpgValley whales in Fayoum.jpg
Clockwise from top:
a fishing boat on Lake Qarun, Whale Valley, trees fighting desertification, Sobek Temple
Faiyum is located in Egypt
Faiyum
Faiyum
Location within Egypt
Coordinates: 29°18′30″N 30°50′39″E / 29.308374°N 30.844105°E / 29.308374; 30.844105Coordinates: 29°18′30″N 30°50′39″E / 29.308374°N 30.844105°E / 29.308374; 30.844105
Country Egypt
GovernorateFaiyum
Elevation
23 m (75 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total349,883
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

Faiyum[1] (Arabic: الفيوم‎; Coptic:  ̀Ⲫⲓⲟⲙ or Ⲫⲓⲱⲙ ̀Ⲫⲓⲟⲙ or Ⲫⲓⲱⲙ) is a city in the Middle of Egypt. It is 100 kilometres (62 mi) away from Cairo. The city is located in the Faiyum Oasis, and it is the capital of Faiyum Governorate. The city was called Shedet in Ancient Egypt. When the Greeks took Egypt, they called it Crocodilopolis or Krocodilopolis. the Romans called it Arsinoë. It is one of Egypt's oldest cities, and it has a strategic location.[2]

Climate[change | change source]

Climate data for Faiyum
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28
(82)
30
(86)
36
(97)
41
(106)
43
(109)
46
(115)
41
(106)
43
(109)
39
(102)
40
(104)
36
(97)
30
(86)
46
(115)
Average high °C (°F) 18.9
(66.0)
20.9
(69.6)
24.1
(75.4)
29
(84)
33.6
(92.5)
35.5
(95.9)
36.1
(97.0)
35.8
(96.4)
33.2
(91.8)
30.7
(87.3)
25.7
(78.3)
20.4
(68.7)
28.7
(83.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
13.2
(55.8)
16.1
(61.0)
20.4
(68.7)
24.9
(76.8)
27.1
(80.8)
28.2
(82.8)
28.1
(82.6)
25.7
(78.3)
23.1
(73.6)
18.6
(65.5)
13.5
(56.3)
20.9
(69.6)
Average low °C (°F) 4.3
(39.7)
5.5
(41.9)
8.2
(46.8)
11.8
(53.2)
16.3
(61.3)
18.8
(65.8)
20.3
(68.5)
20.4
(68.7)
18.2
(64.8)
15.6
(60.1)
11.6
(52.9)
6.6
(43.9)
13.1
(55.6)
Record low °C (°F) 2
(36)
4
(39)
5
(41)
8
(46)
11
(52)
16
(61)
13
(55)
13
(55)
10
(50)
11
(52)
4
(39)
4
(39)
2
(36)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
2
(0.1)
7
(0.1)
Source #1: Climate-Data.org[3]
Source #2: Voodoo Skies[4] for record temperatures

Main sights[change | change source]

  • Hawara, archeological site 27 kilometres (17 mi) from the city
  • Lahun Pyramids, 4 kilometres (2 mi) outside the city
  • Qaitbay Mosque, in the city. the wife of the Mamluk Sultan Qaitbay built it.
  • Qasr Qarun, 44 kilometres (27 mi) from the city
  • Wadi Elrayan or Wadi Rayan, the largest waterfalls in Egypt, around 50 kilometres (31 mi) from the city
  • Wadi Al-Hitan or Valley of whales, It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Images[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Planet, Lonely. "Al Fayoum travel - Lonely Planet". Lonely Planet. Archived from the original on 5 December 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. Paola Davoli (2012). "The Archaeology of the Fayum". In Riggs, Christina (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt. Oxford University Press. pp. 152–153. ISBN 9780199571451.
  3. "Climate: Faiyum - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. Voodoo Skies

Other websites[change | change source]