Qalyub

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Qalyub (Arabic: قليوب‎) is a toun in the Qalyubia Govrenorate o Egyp, in the northren pairt o the Cairo metropolitan aurie, at the stairt o the Nile Delta. In 1986, its population wis 84,413 an grew tae 106,804 bi 2006.

Owerview[eedit | eedit soorce]

Qalyub is the commercial center for a significant agricultural region, an hooses the printin press for the Al-Ahram newspaper. It is said tae hae been built uisin materials taken frae auncient Heliopolis, a few miles away.

On 13 Februar 2005, Qalyub wis the location o a poleetically significant strike ower the benefits an the privatization o the Qalyub Spinning Company.

Qalyub virus (QYBV) is a member o the Bunyaviridae group o vertebrate-infectin viruses an wis named efter the toun.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Qalyub wis the site o the Qalyoub rail crash in August 2006.

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Coordinates: 30°11′59″N 31°12′19″E / 30.19972°N 31.20528°E / 30.19972; 31.20528.