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Al Fayyum


Al Fayyum a.k.a. Faiyum is a city in Middle Egypt. Located 100 kilometres southwest of Cairo, in the Faiyum Oasis, it is the capital of the modern Faiyum Governorate. The town occupies part of the ancient site of Crocodilopolis or Arsinoë. Founded in around 4000 BC, it is the oldest city in Egypt and one of the oldest cities in Africa.

  • also known as Fayyum, Al Fayyūm, Fayoum, El Faiyum, Mohafazat El Faiyum, Muḩāfaz̧At Al Fayyūm, Mudīrīyat Al Fayyūm, Muhafazat Al Fayyum, El Faiyūm, El Fayoum, Mudiriyat Al Fayyum, Muḩāfaz̧At Fayyūm, Faiyūm, Fayum Province, Muhafazat Fayyum
  • part of Egypt, Faiyum Governorate

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Al Fayyum. See EL FAIYOM.

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