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Tanta (Arabic: طنطاṬanṭā) is a ceety in Egyp. It is the kintra's fift lairgest populatit aurie, wi an estimatit 429,000 inhabitants (2008).[1] Tanta is locatit 94 km (59 miles) north o Cairo an 130 km (81 miles) sootheast o Alexandria. It is the caipital o the Gharbia Govrenorate, it is a centre for the cotton-ginnin industry an the main railroad hub o the Nile Delta.

Owerview[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tanta is kent for its sweets, eaten durin the mulid (Arabic: المولد‎) festivals. The main streets are Al- Bahr (algeish) Street, Al-Galaa Street, Al-Nahaas Street , Hassan Radwan Street, Alnady street an Saeed Street. Tanta haes cotton ginnin factories an textile industries, an is an' a' a university toun (Tanta University syne 1972) an an institute attached tae the El-Azhar University in Cairo as well as the seat o a Metropolitan o the Coptic Kirk. This ceety comes tae life in late October at the end o the cotton harvest. Aboot twa million fowk frae aroond the Delta an ither pairts o the Arab warld come for the Moulid o Sayid Ahmed el-Badawi, which is an aicht day celebration. The moulid is centered aroond the Mosque an Tomb o Sayid Ahmed el Badawi. El Badawi wis the foonder o ane o Egyp's lairgest Sufi orders cried Badawiya. He wis born in Morocco, but emigratit tae Arabie. He wis sent tae Tanta in 1234 as a representative o the order frae Iraq. He wis given permission tae stairt a new order in Tanta an it suin flourished. His tomb wis destroyed in the mid-nineteent century but anither wis built an is the center o the festival. Durin the festival mony sugar-coatit nuts cried 'hubb el Azziz' ('seeds o the Beloved Prophet') are eaten. They hae been considered a delicacy syne auncient times. The Museum o Tanta contains collections frae the present day back tae Pharaonic times.

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Three annual festivals are held in Tanta in honor o Ahmad al-Badawi, a revered Sufi figure o the 13t century, who foondit the El-Ahmadiah tariqah an is buried in the main mosque o the ceety (see Egyptian festivals).

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate data for Tanta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 18.7
(65.7)
19.4
(66.9)
22.1
(71.8)
27.1
(80.8)
31.0
(87.8)
33.6
(92.5)
33.1
(91.6)
32.7
(90.9)
31.6
(88.9)
29.2
(84.6)
24.2
(75.6)
20.3
(68.5)
26.9
(80.4)
Average laich °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
6.6
(43.9)
7.8
(46.0)
11.2
(52.2)
14.3
(57.7)
17.3
(63.1)
19.7
(67.5)
19.7
(67.5)
17.8
(64.0)
15.3
(59.5)
11.5
(52.7)
8.0
(46.4)
14
(57)
Precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.51)
8
(0.31)
7
(0.28)
3
(0.12)
2
(0.08)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
2
(0.08)
4
(0.16)
12
(0.47)
51
(2.01)
Source: Climate Charts [2]

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Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. World Gazetteer. "Statistical information on Tanta, Egypt". Archived from the original on 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. "Tanta, Egypt: Climate, Global Warming, and Daylight Charts and Data". Climate Charts. Retrieved September 11, 2009. 

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