El Mahmoudiyah

El Mahmoudia (Arabic: المحمودية, IPA: [elmæħmoˈdejjæ]) is an Egyptian city on the connection point between the Nile and Mahmoudiyah canal. It's a city with a history despite its modernity. It was one of the most important trade ports on the Nile River. Trading ships traveling from Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt to Alexandria passed through its lock and up the Mahmoudia Canal. Also trading ships from Alexandria carried imported merchandises to Cairo passing by it.

El Mahmoudia

المحمودية
City
Mahmoudiyan Canal
El Mahmoudia
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°11′2″N 30°31′27″E
Country Egypt
GovernorateBeheira
Area
  Total1,230 km2 (470 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
  Total24,300
  Density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

Special location

The city's special location made it a major trade center in the region. As ships stopped in its natural mooring in the Nile the city had a major activity in markets.

Climate

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh), but due to its closeness to the northern coast of Egypt, its temperatures are moderated by the prevailing winds of the Mediterranean Sea.

Climate data for Mahmoudiyah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.1
(62.8)
18.1
(64.6)
20.9
(69.6)
24.7
(76.5)
28.5
(83.3)
30.3
(86.5)
31.4
(88.5)
31.8
(89.2)
30.1
(86.2)
28.5
(83.3)
24.4
(75.9)
19.5
(67.1)
25.4
(77.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.2
(54.0)
12.8
(55.0)
15.2
(59.4)
18.4
(65.1)
22.1
(71.8)
24.5
(76.1)
26
(79)
26.3
(79.3)
24.6
(76.3)
22.9
(73.2)
19.2
(66.6)
14.4
(57.9)
19.9
(67.8)
Average low °C (°F) 7.2
(45.0)
7.6
(45.7)
9.6
(49.3)
12.2
(54.0)
15.8
(60.4)
18.8
(65.8)
20.6
(69.1)
20.8
(69.4)
19.2
(66.6)
17.3
(63.1)
14
(57)
9.3
(48.7)
14.4
(57.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 35
(1.4)
25
(1.0)
10
(0.4)
4
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
7
(0.3)
15
(0.6)
29
(1.1)
128
(5.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

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