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Dekernes (Egyptian Arabic: دكرنس‎, pronounced [deˈkeɾnes], Coptic: ⲧⲉⲕⲉⲣⲛⲓϭ, Dekernich "land of Osiris"[1]) is a town in the center of the Dakahlia Governorate of Egypt. It is situated about 20 km east of Mansoura, the capital of Dakahlia.

Dekernes

دكرنس
ⲧⲉⲕⲉⲣⲛⲓϭ
town
Dekernes is located in Egypt
Dekernes
Dekernes
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°5′18″N 31°35′49″E / 31.08833°N 31.59694°E / 31.08833; 31.59694Coordinates: 31°5′18″N 31°35′49″E / 31.08833°N 31.59694°E / 31.08833; 31.59694
Country Egypt
GovernorateDakahlia
Elevation
8 m (26 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total62,177
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
Area code(s)(+20) 50

Contents

EtymologyEdit

EducationEdit

The town is home to one of the oldest High schools in Egypt, Ali Mubarak School, which was built in 1911.[citation needed]

ClimateEdit

Dekernes is classified by Köppen-Geiger climate classification system as hot desert (BWh).

Climate data for Dekernes
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.9
(64.2)
19
(66)
21.5
(70.7)
25.4
(77.7)
30.1
(86.2)
31.7
(89.1)
31.9
(89.4)
32.2
(90.0)
30.9
(87.6)
28.2
(82.8)
24.4
(75.9)
19.7
(67.5)
26.1
(78.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
13.4
(56.1)
15.6
(60.1)
18.9
(66.0)
22.8
(73.0)
25.2
(77.4)
26.5
(79.7)
26.6
(79.9)
25.1
(77.2)
22.9
(73.2)
19.3
(66.7)
14.5
(58.1)
20.3
(68.5)
Average low °C (°F) 7.2
(45.0)
7.8
(46.0)
9.8
(49.6)
12.4
(54.3)
15.5
(59.9)
18.7
(65.7)
21.1
(70.0)
21
(70)
19.3
(66.7)
17.7
(63.9)
14.3
(57.7)
9.4
(48.9)
14.5
(58.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15
(0.6)
9
(0.4)
6
(0.2)
4
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5
(0.2)
8
(0.3)
11
(0.4)
61
(2.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

VillagesEdit

Location of Dekernes

 

Dekernes is the main city in markaz Dekernes. It is surrounded by many small villages which form a part of markaz Dekernes such as:

Local unit of Demouh:

  • Demouh
  • El Qibab El Kubra
  • El Qibab El Sughra
  • Kafr El Qibab
  • El Gazeera
  • Meit Dhafer
  • El Mersaah
  • Kafr Abdel Mo'men

Local unit of Demeshalt:

  • Demeshalt
  • Meit El Nahhal
  • Kafr El Baz

Local unit of Negeir:

  • Negeir
  • El Qalyubiya
  • El Azazna
  • Kafr Abu Nasser

Others:

  • El Mahmoudiya
  • Manshat Abdel-Rahman
  • Ashmun El Rumman (According to Gauthier, the original village name was "Chemoun Erman", a Coptic name, from which today's name is derived[3])
  • Mit Tareif
  • Mit Sudan
  • Mit Sewiyd
  • Mit Sharaf
  • Mit Fares

Notable peopleEdit

ProjectsEdit

In 2018 money was earmarked by the Egyptian Government for infrastructure projects in Dekernes.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Czarkiewicz, Andrzej (1971). Ancient Egyptian and Coptic Elements in the Toponomy of Contemporary Egypt. p. 24.
  2. ^ "Climate: Dekernes - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  3. ^ Bulletin de l'Institut d'Égypte (in Arabic). l'Institut français d'archeologie orientale. 1971-01-01.
  4. ^ "وفاة الفنان سامى العدل". today.almasryalyoum.com. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  5. ^ "Egypt to carry out $550mln sanitary project". Thomson Reuters Projects MENA. Mubasher.