Abu Hummus

Abu Hummus, also Abu Humus, Abu Hommos, Abu Homos,[1] Abou Homs (Arabic: أبو حمص) is a town in Beheira Governorate, Egypt, an administrative center of markaz Abu Hummus.

Abu Hummus

أبو حمص
Abu Hummus
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31.100643°N 30.310063°E / 31.100643; 30.310063
Country Egypt
GovernorateBeheira Governorate
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The name is derived from Egyptian hap-m-s "which hides what is in it".[2] Abu Hummus spans between the Cairo-Alexandria Agricultural Road and the El-Mahmoudeya Canal.[3]


As of 2007, the population of the markaz Abu Hummus was estimated at 348,000.[1] The markaz is known as the site of the Nakhla meteorite.

Notable people


  1. Ortega, O.Y.; The University of Iowa. Applied Mathematical & Computational Sciences (2008). Evaluation of Rotavirus Models with Coinfection and Vaccination. University of Iowa. p. 17. ISBN 9780549683223. Retrieved 2015-06-24.
  2. Gauthier, Henri (1927). Dictionnaire des noms géographiques contenus dans les textes hiéroglyphiques. 4. p. 10.
  3. "Abu Hummus", a Durham University webpage
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