City of El-Kanater al-Khiria, Egypt
About Qalyubia Governorate in Egypt
Egypt has a number of governorates each consisting of a large number of cities, towns and villages. Qalyubia Governorate is one such famous governorate located in the country of Egypt. The governorate is situated in Lower Egypt and lies to the north of Cairo in the region that comes under the Nile Delta. The capital of this governorate is Banha. When speaking about a defined boundary of Qalyubia, the governorate shares some of its part with the Greater Cairo metropolitan area in the Cairo governorate with cities like Giza and 6 October City. Banha and Shubra el-Kheima are two cities that blend into the neighboring Cairo government. Some other cities that are included in Qalyubia governorate include Khanka, Qaha, Qalyub, Shibin Al-Qanater, Shubra El-Kheima, Tukh, Al Kanater Al Khairia and Kafr Shukr.
The governorate is renowned for its agricultural production which focuses on the growth of fruits, vegetables and crops. The most important of the crops consist of cotton, maize, citrus, wheat, oranges, bananas and apricots. Also, the governorate has a leading name when it comes to the production of eggs and chicken in Egypt.
Know more about Al Kanater Al Khairia
Al Kanater Al Khairia, often spelled as El Kanater El Khairia, is among the major cities located in the Qalyubia or El Qalyubiya governorate. The same is situated in the north of Cairo where the river Nile divides into two branches named Damietta and Rosetta and this place marks the start of the Nile Delta. The city is located just 22 km from Cairo and is appreciated for the many number of parks, gardens and agricultural lands surrounding the same. The name Al Kanater Al Khairia, refers to ‘The Dams of Welfare’ and is based on the Mohamed Ali Dam which was constructed in the year 1840 with the sole aim of sparing enough water and also for protecting the Delta from the rising water levels after the construction of this dam. The city emerged as an important tourist destination after this dam’s construction attracting tourists from both foreign and local destinations. At Al Kanater Al Khairia Palace, the famous people of Egypt like President Sadat and King Farouk used to spend some quality time while relaxing endlessly.
Delta Barrages at Al Kanater Al Khairia
It’s believed that the foundation of a modern system in Egypt started when Mohamed Ali Pasha remained in power for a span of 30 years. He was also involved in establishing the first of Egypt’s water management scheme by constructing barrages on the River Nile, one of which was at Al Kanater Al Khairia, located just 20 km from the city of Cairo. The primary aim of building these barrages was to protect the Nile delta from getting flooded whenever the water level rose above the danger levels. Also a number of water channels were taken out from the dam in order to efficiently distribute water to the west, east and center of the Delta. The dam is said to be divided into two major sections which are the Damietta Branch and the Rosetta Branch.
Sightseeing in El Qanater El khairia
When visiting Al Kanater Al Khairia, there are a number of tourist attractions located in the city. Museums form the dominating part of this and the Irrigation Museum in Al Kanater Al Khairia is among the most popular landmarks situated here. The irrigation Museum consists of the many models of irrigations systems, techniques and methods which were used in Egypt in the Pharaonic Peirod and are still being used. Also, there is a collection of the illustration depicting the three-dimensional maquettes of the many bridges constructed on the Nile and of the High Dam. Recently some sound and light shows have also been introduced that link onlookers to the history of irrigation systems used in Egypt since the ancient era. Famous factories at El Qanater El khairia
El Mahaba Plastic Factory in El Qanater El khairia is a famous company which is working in plastic products and chemicals and is a major industry of this area. Next is the El-EMAN for Import and Export, which is among the largest and oldest Egyptian companies in Fresh Fruits & Vegetables field, especially Oranges, Lemons, Potatoes, Onions, Grapes, Pomegranates, Watermelons, Tomatoes, California Peppers, Mangoes, White Kidney Beans and more.