6th of October (city)
6th of October (Arabic: السادس من أكتوبر Al Sādis Min Uktōber; Egyptian Arabic: ستة اكتوبر Seta Uktober) is a city in Giza Governorate, a satellite town and part of the urban area of Cairo, Egypt, 32 km (20 miles) outside the city. It has a population ranging between some 185,000 in the city to an estimated 500,000 inhabitants in the wider area.
6th of October
السادس من أكتوبر
Street in 6 October City
6th of October
Location in Egypt
|Coordinates: 29°59′N 30°58′E|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
6th of October was the capital of the now defunct 6th of October Governorate. A new city in the desert, it hosts Egyptian students and students from various countries, such as the Persian Gulf, Jordan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Syria, Iraq, and the Palestinian territories, who study at its private universities.
The settlement was established in 1979 by the 504th presidential decree of Egyptian president Anwar El Sadat. It is 17 km (11 mi) from the great pyramids of Giza and 32 km (20 mi) from downtown Cairo. The city has a total area of 482 km2 (119,200 acres) and, eventually, is expected to have 6 million inhabitants, although there are many unoccupied or incomplete buildings.
It was announced as the capital of the 6th of October Governorate in April 2008. Following the governorate's dissolution in April 2011, in the wake of the Egyptian revolution, it was reincorporated into the Giza Governorate, to which it had originally belonged.
|Climate data for 6th of October City|
|Average high °C (°F)||18.4
|Daily mean °C (°F)||12
|Average low °C (°F)||5.7
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||5
6th of October City has one of the largest industrial zones in Egypt on which the entire city is established. The industrial zone provides jobs for employees within the city as well as from other parts of Giza. It is accompanied by a banking sector that groups branches of all banks in Egypt in an area that is close to the industrial area to serve the needs of the industry and residents.
Some of the largest businesses in 6th of October City are mentioned below:
6th of October Airport is used for the transport of products and materials to and from the city. The city also houses four industrial zones.
Universities and Institutes
- Ahram Canadian University (ACU)
- Akhbar El Youm Academy
- Cairo University (CU) in Sheikh Zayed City
- Culture & Science City
- Egyptian Aviation Academy (EAA)
- Higher Institute of Applied Arts
- Higher Institute for Architecture
- Higher Institute of Engineering
- Higher Institute of Science and Technology
- Higher Technological Institute
- Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST)
- Modern Sciences and Arts University (MSA)
- Nile University (NU)
- New Giza University (NGU)
- October 6 University (O6U)
- Zewail City of Science and Technology
- Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
- Information Technology Institute
The city has several teaching, public, and private hospitals as well as many smaller clinics.
- Dar Al Fouad Hospital, the first accredited cardiac hospital in Africa and the Middle East
- Misr University for Science and Technology (Souad Kafafi Memorial) Hospital
- October 6 University Teaching Hospital
- Al Safwa Hospital
- Sheikh Zayed Central Hospital
- Sheikh Zayed Specialized Hospital
- Al Zohor Hospital
- Eden Healthcare Orthopidic surgery, Rehabilitation, & Wellness.
The city is served by many mosques, the largest being El Hosary Mosque on El Tahrir St.
There are several churches in 6th of October. The most famous of them is St. Mary and St. Merkurious Church.
Tourism and hotels
- Hilton Pyramids Golf
- Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo - Media City
- Novotel Hotel
- Helnan Dreamland Hotel & Conference Center
- Swiss Inn Pyramids Golf Resort & Swiss Inn Plaza
Leisure and entertainment
The city has a wide variety of entertainment and leisure activities for families and individuals.
There are four mega malls, as well as many small malls and centers with an average of three for each city.
- City scape Mall
- City Stars 6th of October
- Dandy Mega Mall
- Mall Of Arabia - Cairo
- Mall of Egypt
- Outlet Mall
- Dolphine Mall
6th of October has 10 cinema complexes
- Cityscape Cinemas
- Dandy Mega Mall Cinemas
- Galaxy Cineplex - Mall of Arabia
- Good News - MUST
- Good News - Sheikh Zayed
- IMAX Theater in Plaza Cinemas
- Mall of Egypt Cinemas
- Plaza Cinemas
- Ramw Mall Cinemas
- Renaissance Cinemas
There are nine sporting clubs.
- Al Ahly Sports Club
- 6 October Club
- Black Ball Club
- Egyptian Shooting Club - October
- Engineering Syndicate Club
- Lawyers Syndicate Club
- Ruya Club
- Wadi Degla - 6 October Rawda
- Wadi Degla - 6 October
- Pegasus Club - 6 October
The city has two paintball fields (Adrenaline Paintball and KEE Action Park). There are one amusement park: Dream Park. Camp X-treme is a team building venue, family picnic park and camping facility for kids and adults.
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