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Faiyum
الفيوم
City
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a fishing boat on Lake Qarun, Whale Valley, trees fighting desertification, Sobek Temple
Faiyum is located in Egypt
Faiyum
Faiyum
Location within Egypt
Coordinates: 29°18′30″N 30°50′39″E / 29.308374°N 30.844105°E / 29.308374; 30.844105Coordinates: 29°18′30″N 30°50′39″E / 29.308374°N 30.844105°E / 29.308374; 30.844105
CountryEgypt
GovernorateFaiyum
Elevation
23 m (75 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,848,708
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

Faiyum (Arabic: الفيوم el-Fayyūm  pronounced [elfæjˈjuːm], borrowed from Coptic:  ̀Ⲫⲓⲟⲙ or Ⲫⲓⲱⲙ Phiom or Phiōm from Ancient Egyptian: pꜣ ym "the Sea, Lake") is a city in Middle Egypt. Located 100 kilometres (62 miles) southwest of Cairo, in the Faiyum Oasis, it is the capital of the modern Faiyum Governorate. Originally called Shedet in Egyptian, the Greeks called it in Koinē Greek: Κροκοδειλόπολις, romanized: Krokodilópolis, and later Medieval Greek: Ἀρσινόη, romanized: Arsinoë.[1] It is one of Egypt's oldest cities due to its strategic location.[1]

  1. ^ a b Paola Davoli (2012). "The Archaeology of the Fayum". In Riggs, Christina (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt. Oxford University Press. pp. 152–153. ISBN 9780199571451.

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