Mansoura, Egypt

city in Egypt

El-Mansoura[1] (Arabic: المنصورة) is a city in Egypt. 960,423 people live in it.[2] It is the capital of the Dakahlia Governorate.

Mansoura
المنصورة
Sunset in Mansoura
Sunset in Mansoura
Flag of Mansoura
Nickname(s): 
Pearl of the Delta
Mansoura is located in Egypt
Mansoura
Mansoura
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°2′25″N 31°22′58″E / 31.04028°N 31.38278°E / 31.04028; 31.38278
Country Egypt
GovernorateDakahlia
Founded1219
Government
 • GovernorAhmed El Sharawy
Area
 • Total371 km2 (143 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total960,423
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
Area code(s)+(20) 50
WebsiteOfficial website

NameEdit

Mansoura in Arabic means "victorious". The city's name came from the Egyptian victory at the El Mansoura Battle over Louis IX of France during the Seventh Crusade.

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Mansoura is on the east bank of the Damietta branch of the Nile. It is about 120 km northeast of Cairo. The town of Talkha is on the other bank of the Nile

ClimateEdit

The Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh).

Climate data for Mansoura
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.0
(66.2)
19.8
(67.6)
22.4
(72.3)
26.3
(79.3)
32.1
(89.8)
33.0
(91.4)
32.6
(90.7)
33.3
(91.9)
32.0
(89.6)
28.6
(83.5)
25.0
(77.0)
20.7
(69.3)
27.1
(80.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
13.5
(56.3)
15.8
(60.4)
19.0
(66.2)
23.6
(74.5)
25.7
(78.3)
26.6
(79.9)
26.8
(80.2)
25.3
(77.5)
22.8
(73.0)
19.4
(66.9)
14.9
(58.8)
20.5
(68.9)
Average low °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
7.3
(45.1)
9.2
(48.6)
11.8
(53.2)
15.2
(59.4)
18.4
(65.1)
20.6
(69.1)
20.4
(68.7)
18.7
(65.7)
17.0
(62.6)
13.9
(57.0)
9.1
(48.4)
14.0
(57.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
9
(0.4)
6
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
4
(0.2)
7
(0.3)
11
(0.4)
56
(2.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

ClubsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2018-05-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "الجهاز المركزي للتعبئة العامة والإحصاء". www.capmas.gov.eg. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  3. "Climate: Mansoura - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

Other websitesEdit