Abu Zenima

Abu Zenima (Arabic: أبو زنيمة) is a coastal city in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt. It has an area of 5,000 square kilometres (1,900 sq mi).

Abu Zenima

أبو زنيمة
city
Abu Zenima
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 29.045365°N 33.110733°E / 29.045365; 33.110733
Country Egypt
GovernorateSouth Sinai
Area
  Total5,000 km2 (2,000 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

History

In 2009, a whale 10 metres long and weighing 10 tonnes was found on its Red Sea beach. The minke whale was presumed to have lost its way from the Indian Ocean, and starved due to the relative lack of food. The body was buried in lime, for public health reasons, with the intention of eventually displaying the skeleton in a visitor's centre.[1]

Climate

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh),[2] as the rest of Egypt.

Climate data for Abu Zenima
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.8
(67.6)
21
(70)
23.7
(74.7)
27.8
(82.0)
31.6
(88.9)
33.9
(93.0)
34.7
(94.5)
34.9
(94.8)
32.2
(90.0)
29.6
(85.3)
25.8
(78.4)
21.4
(70.5)
28.0
(82.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14
(57)
14.9
(58.8)
17.5
(63.5)
21.2
(70.2)
24.8
(76.6)
27.5
(81.5)
28.6
(83.5)
28.8
(83.8)
26.7
(80.1)
23.8
(74.8)
19.9
(67.8)
15.7
(60.3)
22.0
(71.5)
Average low °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
8.8
(47.8)
11.4
(52.5)
14.7
(58.5)
18.1
(64.6)
21.1
(70.0)
22.6
(72.7)
22.8
(73.0)
21.3
(70.3)
18.1
(64.6)
14
(57)
10
(50)
15.9
(60.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.0)
2
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
3
(0.1)
9
(0.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 8m[2]

See also

References


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