Toukh

Toukh (Arabic: طوخ) is a city located in Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt. it is located on the Cairo-Alexandria agricultural road. Toukh is also a county that consists of many small towns. These towns include Tant al Gazirah and Bershoum. Toukh County is a semi-rural area that boasts a mixed gender secondary school and multiple primary schools.

Toukh

طوخ
Country Egypt
Governorateal-Qalyubia Governorate
Elevation20 m (70 ft)
Population
  Total67,599[1]
Time zoneEET[1]

Infrastructure

Most areas in Toukh have running water while those who do not have access to running water have wells. It is ill-advised for travelers to drink the tap water in this location, as the local water treatment plant has yet to be renovated and improved. The local agriculture is of a high quality and includes oranges, lettuce, spinach, molokhia, tomatoes, and mangoes. Although the highway leading to Toukh is paved, many of the small villages in the county have narrow unpaved roads that are also used by livestock, carts, and motorcycles and are characterized by multiple speed bumps.

Important places

There are many important places in Toukh city such as:

  • Toukh train station
  • El Abed shopping mall
  • El Fayoumy Hospital
  • Virgin Mary Church (Tant al Gazirah)

Transport

One can reach Toukh by car or by public transportation. Microbuses leave regularly from behind the Faculty of Agriculture metro station on the Shobra-Giza line, heading to Bershoom, Toukh, or Tant al Gazirah. Microbuses also leave regularly from Ramses Square, heading to Banha. From Banha, one can take any transportation to Toukh.

References

  1. "Where Is Toukh, Egypt?". WorldAtlas.com. 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
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