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Faqous

Fāqūs
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Egyptian shooting permit issued from Faqous in 1943
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Faqous
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 30°43′41″N31°47′49″E / 30.72816°N 31.79697°E / 30.72816; 31.79697 Coordinates: 30°43′41″N31°47′49″E / 30.72816°N 31.79697°E / 30.72816; 31.79697 [1]
CountryFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
Governorate Ash Sharqiyah Governorate
Area
[2]
  Total10.8 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Elevation
[2]
13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2019 (estimated)) [2]
  Total111,532
Time zone UTC+2 (EST)
Area code(s) 2055397, 2055398, 2055394

Faqus (Arabic : فاقوسFāqūs, Coptic : ⲕⲱⲥKōs) is a city in the Egyptian governorate of Ash Sharqiyah Governorate. Local attractions include ancient Egyptian monuments in Tell el-Dab'a, Qantir, and Omm Egrim.

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History

Faqus is identical with the ancient city of Phacusa [3] (Ancient Greek : ΦάκουσαPhákousa), [4] which was the capital of the nome of Arabia. [3] It was subsequently mentioned by the medieval geographers Qudama ibn Ja'far, Ibn Khordadbeh, Maqrizi, Istakhri, Ibn Hawqal, and al-Muqaddasi. [4]

The 1885 Census of Egypt recorded Faqus as a nahiyah under the district of Sawaleh in Gharbia Governorate; at that time, the population of the town was 1,610 (836 men and 774 women). [5]

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1996 64,266    
2006 78,405+22.0%
2019 111,532+42.3%
Source: www.citypopulation.de [2]

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References

  1. "Geonames.org. Fakus" . Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Fāqūs (Kism (fully urban), Egypt)". Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  3. 1 2 Van Seters, John (2010). The Hyksos: A New Investigation. Wipf and Stock. pp. 147–48. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  4. 1 2 Maspero, Jean; Wiet, Gaston (1919). Matériaux pour servir à la géographie de l'Égypte. Cairo: Institut français d'archéologie orientale. pp. 134–35.
  5. Egypt min. of finance, census dept (1885). Recensement général de l'Égypte. p. 110. Retrieved 22 June 2020.

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