Kafr El Sheikh

Kafr El Sheikh (Egyptian Arabic: كفر الشيخpronounced [kɑfɾ eʃˈʃeːx]) is an Egyptian city and the capital of Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, Egypt, about 134 km north of Cairo, in the Nile Delta of lower Egypt. As of November 2006, the town had a population of around half- a million.[1]

Kafr El Sheikh

City of hope and future
Flag of Kafr El Sheikh
Official seal of Kafr El Sheikh
Coat of arms of Kafr El Sheikh
Coat of arms
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Kafr El Sheikh is located in Egypt
Kafr El Sheikh
Kafr El Sheikh
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°06′42″N 30°56′45″E / 31.11167°N 30.94583°E / 31.11167; 30.94583
regionkafr El Sheikh Governorate
GovernorateKafr El Sheikh
country Egypt
National day4th of November
Named forSheikh Talha Abi Said Tlemceni Al Maghrebi Shazly
17 m (56 ft)
 • Total448,532
 • Egypt
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3
Area code(s)(+20) 47

Kafr El Sheikh was earlier known as Duminqun (Arabic: دُمينقون‎) and was renamed after Sheikh Talha al-Tilmisani who died here in 1234.[2][3] In 2006 the University of Kafr El Sheikh was established.

Kafr El Sheikh is responsible for more than 40% of the total sea food production in Egypt.


Kafr El Sheikh is located in the southern side of the Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, it is famous for agriculture, especially the production of rice. The city is surrounded to the east by the villages of Qantara and Sawalha which are separated by a small Canal. Kafr Elsheikh has Desouk and Damanhour to its West, Tanta to its South, and the Mediterranean to its North.

Northern Egypt,KFS is capital of KFS GOV.

KFS MuseumEdit

Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate, since the earliest historical times, had a large share of the contribution to the history of Egyptian civilization due to the presence of the city (Bhutto), which is now known as Tell Al-Faraeen, as it was the first capital of the first organized state in Lower Egypt. The museum aims to display the regional history and many artifacts that have been uncovered about it in Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, The museum includes three halls, which include the archaeological holdings that were found in the Great Bhutto Cemetery and the temple area, in which a number of important artifacts were uncovered that embody the story of the conflict between Horus and his uncle Six, in addition to other archaeological sites in Kafr El-Sheikh, including a statue of the deity Horus the Falcon is one of the most amazing statues that have been discovered in Egypt so far, and it is considered a unique copy that can only be matched by the one in the Edfu temple. A hall in the museum was also devoted to displaying the holdings that embody the period of the city of Sakha hosting the journey of the Holy Family during its visit to Egypt, in addition to displaying the history of science during different historical eras such as medicine, veterinary and pharmacy, as well as some topics related to the city of Fuwah, which has a rich Islamic heritage, as it includes all the cultural heritage of Kafr Sheikh as the third heritage city after Cairo and Rasheed.

President El-Sisi inaugurated the Kafr El Sheikh Museum in 2020, which contains many historical and Islamic monuments.

Name storyEdit

kafr calls the small circular village. When talha al-talmani came from Morocco, he came to it. He settled in the small village then called denigon in 600h. When he died in 631 a.h. he was buried there. To believe that his "blessing" was founded by the inhabitants of that small village as a "mausoleum", and since then, the village of denegun has been bought at kafr al-talha. In the era of king fouad of Egypt, king fouad set up his palace as a form of recreation, as it was far from cities. His name was al-fouad, and it persisted throughout the reign of his son, king farouk. When the regime was overthrown and the revolution took place. The revolution leadership decided to return kfar sheikh's name to the city, without talaat as a type of abbreviation.

Entrance to the city.


flag of kafr El sheikh.

A pharaonic boat with three overlapping loops, surrounded by two spikes.the boat swims in a blue sea with three winding lines to indicate the coastal environment of the conservation; The three water bodies in the governorate are the Mediterranean Sea, the bars lake and the Nile river. The rings point to the cooperative system, and the sabeans point to the province's reputation for rice production

National DayEdit

Kafr El-Sheikh governorate celebrates its national day on November 4 every year, which coincides with the anniversary of the Burullus naval battle in which the people of Burullus defeated the English destroyer during the tripartite aggression on Egypt.  On the morning of November 4, 1956, enemy ships appeared in front of the shore of Burullus, and Egyptian torpedo boats were monitoring their movements, so there was no room for hesitation in clashing with these ships during the day.  To the rest of the squadron that emerged from the middle of this curtain to enter a region of hell that comes out from the artillery craters of the enemy fleet, and our boats fired their shells, hitting one of the French battleships and a British destroyer.

Jean Bart anchored,in tolon.

The boats returned to revolve around these ships to continue raiding them until their torpedo loads ended, but they were exposed to enemy aircraft raids and the Battle of Burullus ended in a wonderful way of daring and heroism after the Egyptian Navy hit a new example of fighting and engaging torpedo boats during the day and the survival of some of these boats' soldiers was a source of information.  The battle of Burullus ended in minutes after it recorded for Egypt a bright page in the history of jihad and honor.

Burullus lake , is one of The most amazing places in the city.
Burullus lake,Sunrise.


The Governorate of Kafr el Sheikh is the holder of prestigious schools. It also has a university that has the following faculties:

Faculty of Commerce Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Agriculture veterinary school Faculty of Arts

faculty of science At Kafrelsheikh University.


Kafr El Sheikh was earlier known as Duminqun (Arabic: دُمينقون) and was renamed after Sheikh Talha al-Tilmisani who died here in 1234. In 2006 the University of Kafr El Sheikh was established.

Kafr El Sheikh is responsible for more than 40% of the total sea food production in Egypt.


The population of the city, according to a census from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, is 3,172,753In the whole government and 448,532 in KFS city in 2006. Kafr El Sheikh city, is the fourth largest city in the Nile Delta.

Census of Egypt arrived 101,245,621 In November 2020.

districts with estimated population in July 2017Edit



ha al-Tlemceni


Al malek

Ibn taimia

al israa

Ebad al rahman

Al falaheen

Al fath (Stadium mosque)

Al khayat

Abo al Azaem

Sidi qutb

Al rahman (Mosque of el 47 square)

Sheikha Zahra Coptan


Justice Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Sakha.

Evangelical Church.

Church of St. Demiana and forty virgin.

Saint George's Church.


Kafr El Sheikh is the home to various factories, including a rice mill, a poultry forage factory and a sugar beet factory.[4]


KFS SC official logo

Kafr El Sheikh owns Kafr El Sheikh SC wich competes in the Egyptian second division league


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

Climate data for Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.8
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.5
Average low °C (°F) 6.3
Average precipitation mm (inches) 19
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, Egypten. Accessed 11 November 2006.
  2. ^ الأسعد بن مماتي. قوانين الدواوين.
  3. ^ Carsten Peust (2010). Die Toponyme vorarabischen Ursprungs im modernen Ägypten. p. 56.
  4. ^ Kafr Elsheikh Governrate "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2007-12-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) sic
  5. ^ "Climate: Kafr Al-Sheikh - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013.

Coordinates: 31°06′42″N 30°56′45″E / 31.11167°N 30.94583°E / 31.11167; 30.94583