Banha (Arabic: بنها pronounced [ˈbænhæ], Coptic:
Ⲡⲁⲛⲁϩⲟ), also spelled Benha , is the capital of the
Qalyubia Governorate in north-eastern Egypt. Located between the
Cairo and Alexandria,
Banha is an important transport hub
in the Nile Delta, as rail lines from
Cairo to various cities in the
Nile Delta pass through Banha.
2 Geography and economy
6 Notable people
8 External links
Egyptians call it Banhā el-'asal, which means "Sweet
like honey"; the nomenclature originally comes from when
his message to Muqawqis, ruler of Egypt, to convert to Islam; he
replied by sending him gifts; two were slave girls Maria and her
sister Sirīn, who were from Upper Egypt, and a jar of honey. After
Muhammad tasted it, he asked, "Where is it from?" They replied, "From
Muhammad then said, "God bless Benha and its honey".According
to Muslim Scholars, this Hadith is supposedly weak or denied due to
the lack of citation and complexity of its source. So
have not mentioned anything related to Benha.
Geography and economy
It is located 48 km (30 mins) north of Cairo. located on the east
bank of the
Damietta Branch of the
Nile River in the rich farmland of
the southern part of the river's delta. Well-irrigated by canals
leading off the Delta Barrage, a dam 30 km (20 min) upstream, the
surrounding farmland produces wheat and long-staple cotton. Since
Banha has been known for the production of attar of
roses, an ingredient in perfume. Today it is the center of Egypt's
Banha is a major junction in the rail network
that radiates north from
Cairo and it has the 6th biggest train
station in Egypt.
The north of
Banha is the site of one of several ancient cities called
Athribis, the capital of the tenth nome (province) of Lower
about 1500 BC. The site has never been systematically investigated by
archaeologists. Over the years, peasants digging in the area have
uncovered a large hoard of silver.
Athribis was the center of worship of the black bull, and enjoyed the
most popularity during the Roman period of rule in Egypt. Not much
still stands of this ancient capital except some remains from the 18th
to the 26th Dynasties. Though not a popular tourist destination, there
are such sites here as a Greco-Roman cemetery and silver ingots
discovered at the
Athribis site currently on display at the Egyptian
About 20 km (12 mi) southwest of
Banha is Tall al Yahudiya,
the site of Leontopolis, famed for its glazed tiles in ancient times.
Population is around 2,479,347. (2005) and Total Area is
Köppen-Geiger climate classification system
Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as
hot desert (BWh).
Climate data for Banha
Average high °C (°F)
Daily mean °C (°F)
Average low °C (°F)
Average precipitation mm (inches)
Banha University was established in November 1976 as a branch of
Zagazig University in the governorate. It became an independent
University in 2005 incorporating several facilities and departments
with around 60,500 graduates per annum. The Faculty of Medicine is
notable for research and management of 2 main hospitals in Banha.
Nasser Mosque, Banha
Banha consists of several districts : Al-Vilal,
(New Banha), Attrib, El-Manshia, El-Shedia, Wast Al-Balad (Downtown
Area), Al-Haras el-Watani, Manshit Al-Nur and Hayy El-Zehour(Flowers
Suburb), Kafr El-Saraia, Ezbet El-Moraba'a,kafr El-gazzar,Batta.
Ahmed Fathy, footballer
Ahmed Helmy, actor
Hussien Al Marsafy, one of greatest literature in Khedive Ismael era ,
Born in Marsafa City and died on 1889
El-Shaheed Farid Nada Street, Banha
^ "World Gazetteer".
Banha - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table".
Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Banha,
Egypt". Archived from the original on 29 March 2008. Retrieved
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Banha.
Qalyubia Governorate's official website (in English)
Qalyubia Group FaceBook (in English)
Coordinates: 30°28′N 31°11′E / 30.467°N 31.183°E /
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