Qaha

Qaha (Egyptian Arabic: قها  pronounced [ˈʔæhæ]) is a city in northeastern Egypt, located 25 km (18 mins) north of Cairo. It is located in the rich farmland of the southern part of the Nile Delta, and is well-irrigated by canals leading off the Delta Barrage.

Qaha
city
Part of an obelisk with cartouches of Merenptah, 19th dynasty. This piece was found at Qaha and therefore is called "obelisk from Qaha".
Qaha
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 30°17′N 31°12′E
Country Egypt
GovernorateQalyubia
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
  Summer (DST)+3

Overview

In ancient times, Qaha was a small village named Qahour (Kahour) or Kahani. Today it is famous for its preserved foods industry and as an industrial and agricultural town. It lies on the rail network that radiates north from Cairo.

Most of the agricultural land on the East of Qaha is famous for its citrus orchards.

Climate

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh),[1] as the rest of Egypt.

Climate data for Qaha
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.2
(66.6)
20.9
(69.6)
23.7
(74.7)
27.9
(82.2)
31.9
(89.4)
34.3
(93.7)
34.6
(94.3)
34.4
(93.9)
32.3
(90.1)
29.9
(85.8)
25.4
(77.7)
20.8
(69.4)
27.9
(82.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
14
(57)
16.6
(61.9)
19.9
(67.8)
23.7
(74.7)
26.4
(79.5)
27.5
(81.5)
27.4
(81.3)
25.3
(77.5)
23
(73)
19.3
(66.7)
14.6
(58.3)
20.9
(69.5)
Average low °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
7.2
(45.0)
9.5
(49.1)
12
(54)
15.6
(60.1)
18.6
(65.5)
20.4
(68.7)
20.4
(68.7)
18.4
(65.1)
16.1
(61.0)
13.2
(55.8)
8.5
(47.3)
13.9
(57.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5
(0.2)
4
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
2
(0.1)
6
(0.2)
23
(0.8)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: m)[1]

References


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