Dar El Salam

Dar El Salam (Arabic: دار السلام, Coptic: ⲫⲉⲣϩⲱⲧⲡ Perhodb; both mean "House of peace") is a small Upper Egyptian city near Akhmim. It is located on the east bank of the Nile, in the Sohag Governorate.[1]

Dar El Salam

دار السلام
ⲫⲉⲣϩⲱⲧⲡ
city
Dar El Salam
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 26°16′N 32°03′E
Country Egypt
GovernorateSohag
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EST)
  Summer (DST)+3

About

The city of Dar El Salam had a population of 39,500 in 2001.

In a 2008 report produced by the local authorities of Dar El Salam, a high illiteracy rate of 35% amongst males and 48% amongst females was identified, putting the overall illiteracy rate at 41.5% of the total population[2]

In 2011, Dar El Salam was identified by the United Nations Development Programme's Egypt Human Development Report (EHDR) as one of Egypt's five poorest districts on the Human Development Index for the second year in a row.[3]

Sectarianism

In 2008 sectarian clashes occurred in the Dar El Salam region in the village Kosheh between Coptic Christians and Muslims resulting in the deaths of 20 Copts and 1 Muslim.[4]

In 2008 in the town of Beit Alim, a vendetta feud between two families left 22 members of one family dead, including a nine-year-old child[5]

See also

References

  1. Upper Egypt: Constraints to Shared Growth-Village Case Studies by North South Consultants Exchange p18, http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTDEBTDEPT/Resources/468980-1218567884549/5289593-1224797529767/EgyptDFSG02.pdf
  2. The problems of Dar El-Salam district, report prepared by Dar El-Salam local authorities, October 2008
  3. South of Sohag, Al-Ahram Weekly, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/633/fe2.htm Archived 2012-10-22 at the Wayback Machine
  4. South of Sohag, Al-Ahram Weekly, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/633/fe2.htm Archived 2012-10-22 at the Wayback Machine
  5. South of Sohag, Al-Ahram Weekly, http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/633/fe2.htm Archived 2012-10-22 at the Wayback Machine

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