City of Tall al Zifta, Egypt
Zifta or Zefta in Egypt lies in the Al Gharbiyah region and is located in the continent of Africa. It’s believed to be an important administrative center of the district and is located just next to the El Santa Center and is made up of many small villages and towns. The area has a large portion of agricultural lands and is known for the plantation of fruits like orange with other corps like rice, wheat and cotton. Also in Zefta are many industries especially the clothes factories. When the British occupied Egypt the residents of the city continuously rebelled against the power and finally declared independence, after which the city came to be known as Zefta Republic. The population of Zefta is about 92667 inhabitants.
History of Zifta in Egypt
The city has a renowned place in the modern Egyptian era and played a vital role in the Egyptian Revolution of 1919 when the British force managed to expel Sadd Zaghloul Pasha and many other leaders from the Wafd Party out of Egypt to Malta. The inhabitants of Zefta after this incident, under the leadership of Youssef El Guindi declared Zefta an independent city and renamed it as Zefta Republic.
Famous people born at Zifta
Zefta in Egypt is known to have seen the birth of many important people in Egypt including Mostafa Younis who works in Aviation field and Fouad Younis who was an accountant and Moghad Younis who worked as an engineer. Writer Ehsan Abd El kodus was also born in this town of Egypt. Other well known people who were born in this town were Mostafa Kamal Tolba, Kimon Evan Marengo, Ahmed Seif al-Islam Keshty and Mostafa El-Sayed.
Places near Zifta
The popular places which are located near Zifta include Mit Ghamr and Kafr el-Batal, Mit Ghamr wa Kafr al Batal, Mit Ghamr and Send Bast. The major cities which are easily reachable from here are Tanta, El Mahalla el Kubra, Cairo and Gizeh.
Airports near Zifta
The closest international airport to Zifta is the Cairo International Airport which is at a distance of 67.5 km from the town. Other airports from which you can reach Zifta with ease are Shark Elowainat Airport which is at a distance of 54 km from Zifta. Another is Ramadan airport which lies 66.8km away from the town and the Port Said Airport which is about 113.5 km away from this Egyptian town. This makes it much easy to reach the town of Zifta from many international and domestic locations through flights that fly almost regularly.
The famous Nile Barrages in Zifta
Zefta is one place where one of the Nile barrages was constructed during 1881-1952 in order to control the flow of this river. The barrage is considered to be the one that marked the beginning of the modern irrigation system in the Nile Valley. The barrages were constructed during 1902 and were renovated in the year 1954. Barrages consist of 50 slots and are among the unique architectural monuments seen in Egypt. The water from these barrages is sent to four governorates of Egypt which are Gharbiya, Daqahliya, Kafr Al-Shaikh and Damietta. The barrage also acts as the primary source to deliver water to Sinai through the canal which runs from west to east, which is the Salam Canal.
Places near Zefta
Two farms near Zefta which are very famous in Egypt include the ‘Izbat Ḩassan ash Shanāwī, which is a farm located in Al Gharbīyah, Egypt. The approximate terrain altitude above sea level is 24 meters. Another one is the Izbat Bashir Agha, which is a home to many sightseeing places that manage to attract a large number of tourists. These places are the Xois, Kafrelsheikh University, Kafr el-Sheikh, Nile Delta, Battle of the Nile (47 BC), El Mahalla Stadium, El-Mahalla El-Kubra and Basyoun.
The bottom line
Zifta, although not very popular on the Egyptian tourist map but is very well-connected to a large number of cities popular in Egypt. Tourist attractions may be limited here but the time taken to reach and explore this town from any major Egyptian city is not much. One can visit this town to explore the many famous places nearby and to see the attractions that Zifta can offer to any of its visitors.