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Beni Suef

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Country  Egypt
Governor  Beni Suef
Population  193,048 (2006)

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Colleges and Universities  Beni-Suef University, Nahda University

Map of Beni Suef

Beni Suef, (Egyptian Arabic: بنى سويف‎‎ Baniswēf, [bænisˈweːf]; Coptic: Ⲡⲁⲛⲓⲥⲱϥ Panisōf) is the capital city of the Beni Suef Governorate in Egypt.

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Overview

Beni Suef is an important agricultural center, which grew from a small village at the turn of the century and now hosts a population of over 200,000. It was famous for its linen manufacturing in the Middle Ages, and continues to be heavily involved in cotton-spinning and carpet-making. It is also known for its alabaster, quarried in the nearby hills. Beni Suef is located about 115 km (71 mi) south of Cairo. The Meidum Pyramid and Fayum Oasis are nearby. Beni Suef is known for its large mansions, including the Ismail Mansion, owned by General Ahmed Mamdouh Ismail. Beni Suef University and the private Al Nahda University are located in Beni Suef.

Climate

Beni Suef has a hot desert climate (BWh) in Köppen-Geiger classification, as does all of Egypt. It has very hot summers and warm winters with cool nights.

Accidents

  • A train accident in 1995 near Beni Suef left 75 people dead.
  • The Beni Suef Cultural Palace Fire, on September 5, 2005, killed 46 people.
  • Notable people

  • Berlenti Abdul Hamid, actress
  • Sports

  • Telephonat Bani Sweif football team has been promoted for the first time in the Egyptian Premier League for the 2011/2012 season.
  • References

    Beni Suef Wikipedia


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