Beni Suef

Beni Suef

[
Egypt: Site of Beni Suef]

Beni Suef, also spelled Bani Suwayf, Beni Sueif, Beni Swaif, Beni Sweif, Beni Suaif, and Beni Suef (Coptic: Coptic|Ⲡⲁⲛⲓⲥⲱϥ "panisuf"; Arabic: بني سويف) is the capital city of the Beni Suef Governorate, Egypt.

Beni Suef is an important agricultural center which grew from a small village at the turn of the century and now hosts a population of over 150,000. It was famous for its linen manufacturing in the Middle Ages, and continues to be heavily involved in cotton-spinning and carpet-making. It is also known for its alabaster, quarried in the nearby hills. Beni Suef is located about 115km (72 miles) south of Cairo.Fact|date=November 2007 The Meidum Pyramid and Fayum Oasis are nearby.

Accidents

*A train accident in 1995 near Beni Suef left 75 people dead. [cite web|url=http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2002/575/eg3.htm|title=One Way Ticket, reported by Fatemah Farag in Al-Ahram|date=2002-02-28|accessdate=2008-03-25]
*The Beni Suef Cultural Palace Fire, on September 5, 2005, killed 46 people. [cite web| url=http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/760/cu4.htm| title=In the aftermath of Beni Suef| work=Al-Ahram| author=Hala Halim| date=2005-09-15| accessdate=2008-03-25] [cite web| url=http://fustat.blogspot.com/2006/05/eight-convicted-for-negligence-in-beni.html| title=Eight convicted for negligence in Beni Sueif Cultural Palace fire| author=Ibn Ad Dunya| date=2006-05-22| accessdate=2008-03-25]

References

External links

* Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. - [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/EG/18/Bani_Suwayf.html Bani Suwayf, Egypt]


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