Baltim (Arabic: بلطيم‎  pronounced [bɑlˈtˤiːm]) is a resort in the Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, in the north coast of Egypt.

Baltim
Baltim resort center
Baltim resort center
Baltim is located in Egypt
Baltim
Baltim
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°35′57″N 31°05′30″E / 31.59917°N 31.09167°E / 31.59917; 31.09167Coordinates: 31°35′57″N 31°05′30″E / 31.59917°N 31.09167°E / 31.59917; 31.09167
Country Egypt
GovernorateKafr El Sheikh
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)

HistoryEdit

Baltim was the beneficiary of a tax reduction under the reign of the sultan Barquq. Ibn Battuta noted it as the capital of the district of Burullus, a position which it held through the late 1800s.[1]

The 1885 Census of Egypt recorded Baltim as a nahiyah in the district of Aklim el-Borollos in Gharbia Governorate; at that time, the population of the city was 4,286 (2,182 men and 2,104 women).[2]

ClimateEdit

Baltim's climate is typical to the northern coastal line which is the most moderate in Egypt. It features a hot desert climate (Köppen: BWh), but prevailing winds from the Mediterranean Sea greatly moderate the temperatures, making its summers moderately hot and humid while its winters mild and moderately wet.

The hottest temperature recorded was on April 15, 1998 which was 41 °C (106 °F) and the coldest temperature was on February 8, 2006 which was 2 °C (36 °F).[3]

Port Said, El Qoseir, Baltim, Damietta and Alexandria have the least temperature variation in Egypt, additionally, Rafah, Alexandria, Abu Qir, Rosetta, Baltim, Kafr El Dawwar and Mersa Matruh are the wettest.

Climate data for Baltim
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27
(81)
31
(88)
36
(97)
41
(106)
38
(100)
40
(104)
39
(102)
39
(102)
39
(102)
38
(100)
34
(93)
29
(84)
41
(106)
Average high °C (°F) 17.8
(64.0)
18.3
(64.9)
20.6
(69.1)
23.2
(73.8)
26.3
(79.3)
29.3
(84.7)
30
(86)
30.7
(87.3)
29.2
(84.6)
27.5
(81.5)
24.3
(75.7)
19.6
(67.3)
24.7
(76.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
14.6
(58.3)
16.5
(61.7)
18.5
(65.3)
21.5
(70.7)
24.8
(76.6)
26.3
(79.3)
27
(81)
25.3
(77.5)
23.5
(74.3)
20.2
(68.4)
16
(61)
20.7
(69.3)
Average low °C (°F) 11.1
(52.0)
10.9
(51.6)
12.4
(54.3)
13.8
(56.8)
16.7
(62.1)
20.4
(68.7)
22.6
(72.7)
23.4
(74.1)
21.5
(70.7)
19.5
(67.1)
16.2
(61.2)
12.4
(54.3)
16.7
(62.1)
Record low °C (°F) 3
(37)
2
(36)
4
(39)
9
(48)
9
(48)
12
(54)
19
(66)
12
(54)
13
(55)
13
(55)
10
(50)
7
(45)
2
(36)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47
(1.9)
29
(1.1)
12
(0.5)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
9
(0.4)
21
(0.8)
49
(1.9)
174
(6.8)
Source 1: Climate-Data.org[4]
Source 2: Voodoo Skies for record temperatures[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maspero, Jean; Wiet, Gaston (1919). Matériaux pour servir à la géographie de l'Égypte. Cairo: Institut français d'archéologie orientale. p. 47.
  2. ^ Egypt min. of finance, census dept (1885). Recensement général de l'Égypte. p. 63. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Baltim, Egypt". Voodoo Skies. Retrieved 28 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Climate: Baltim - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

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