City of Kafr-shukr, Egypt
Kafr Shukr is an administrative centre in the Qalyubiya governorate of Egypt and lies to south-east of Cairo at a distance of about 60 km. This centre comprises of many villages and towns and span over 400,269 km. Kafr Shukr does not have much historical importance and is known mostly as a trade centre. Agriculture, trade and industry are the important economic resources of Kafr Shukr. Other things that are famous are poultry breeding and fruit farms. There are other small industries and furniture industry in this place as well. The town is strategically placed between Damietta and El Qalyubiya and it further enhances its importance as a trade center. This Egypt town has almost all the essential facilities and thus makes it a good place to live.
Khalid Mohieddine, a very important leader of Egypt was born in Kafr Shukr in 1922. He was an important member of the Egyptian army and under his leadership the National Progressive Union Party became a very important opposition force during the rule of Hosni Mubarak.
How to get there
Cairo International Airport is the nearest airport for tourists and one can book a cab from there to get to Kafr Shukr. There are many larger cities nearby and one can easily travel to them by arranging suitable transportation. Al Fayyum, Haifa, Tel Aviv and Gaza are the nearby places to visit. Besides Cairo international airport, Port Said airport and Cairo west airport are also easily accessible from Kafr Shukr. There are a couple of hotels in the city and one can choose to book the stay here or choose any of the more luxurious options at one of the larger cities.
More about the city
Kafr Shukr has timeless tradition and modern convenience blended in harmony. This makes it an ideal start for tour plans in the region. The city has cultural places as well as gourmet delicacies to set the perfect mood for any traveler. One can enjoy the experience of walking through a crowded street or just chat with the locals to know more about the place and its traditions and values. A picture with a smiling local is a souvenir for any tourist to make the journey more memorable. The city of Kafr Shukr is vibrant not just by day but it has a happening night life as well.
There are clubs and bars which offer live music and the beats are just not loud but they also blend in charisma of the traditional music. The city also has some places with laid back atmosphere for people who just like to relax and engage in a lively conversation. French and English are also spoken in the town along with Arabic, making it easy for international tourists.
Places close by
There are many interesting places in the vicinity of Kafr Shukr and one can easily book a cab to one or all of these places depending on their interest and nature of travel. For those who love ancient ruins, Athribis and Leontopolis which are just miles away are good option.
Anshas is in Sharkiya governorate and lies less than 17 miles from Kafr Shukr. The city has the very first experimental nuclear reactor in Egypt that was operated in the Egyptian Atomic Energy Experimental Farm. The first Arab league summit in 1949 was also held in this city.
Less than 7 miles from Kafr Shukr is the capital city of Qalyubiya governorate, Banha. The local name for this place is Banha el-Asal which translates to sweet like honey. In ancient times Prophet Muhammed had send a message to then ruler of Egypt, Muqawqis to convert to Islam. The ruler then replied back by sending gifts- a jar of honey and two slave girls named Sirin and Maria. The prophet tasted the honey and asked where it came from. The girls replied “from benha” and the prophet then said “god bless Benha and its sons”. This gave the town of Banha the name- Banha el-Asal. Banha University established in 1976 is an important centre for studies in this region.
Mit Ghamr is a very important town in Egypt as it accounts for almost two-thirds of aluminum production of the country. The city lies in the Al Daqahilyah governorate and is known for its aluminum utensils. The town lies close to the city of Kafr Shukr.