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6th of October City

6th of October City
6th of October City is located in Egypt
6th of October City
6th of October City
Location in Egypt
Coordinates:
Country  Egypt
Governorate Giza
Population
 • Total 500,000
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

6th of October City[note 1] is a city in Giza Governorate, a satellite town and part of the urban area of Cairo, Egypt, 32 km (20 miles) outside the city itself.[1] It has a population ranging between some 185,000 in the city to an estimated 500,000 inhabitants in the wider area.[2] 6th of October City was the capital of the now defunct 6th of October Governorate. A new city in the desert,[3] it also hosts Egyptian students and students from the Gulf and Palestinian territories, who study at its private universities.

Contents

  • Establishment 1
  • Climate 2
  • Vital headquarters 3
  • Business 4
  • Education facilities 5
    • Universities 5.1
  • Health services 6
    • Hospitals 6.1
  • Tourism and Hotels 7
    • Hotels 7.1
  • Infrastructure 8
  • Leisure and Entertainment 9
  • See also 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12

Establishment

The settlement was established in 1979 by the 504th presidential decree of Egyptian president Anwar El Sadat. It is 17 km from the great pyramids of Giza and 32 km from downtown Cairo.[4] The city has a total area of 97.4 thousand feddans (400 km2) and, eventually, is expected to have 3.7 million inhabitants, although there are many unoccupied or incomplete buildings in the city.[5] It was announced as the capital of the 6th of October Governorate in April 2008. Following the governorate's dissolution in April 2011, in the wake of the Egyptian revolution, it was reincorporated into the Giza Governorate, to which it had originally belonged.

The city's name commemorates the commencement of the Yom Kippur War on 6 October 1973. For this reason, the date was also chosen as Egypt's Armed Forces Day.

Climate

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh). Its climate is very similar to Giza and Cairo, owing to its proximity to them.

Climate data for 6th of October City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.4
(65.1)
20
(68)
23.1
(73.6)
27.6
(81.7)
31.7
(89.1)
34.1
(93.4)
34.4
(93.9)
34.1
(93.4)
31.9
(89.4)
29.6
(85.3)
24.8
(76.6)
20
(68)
27.48
(81.46)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12
(54)
13.1
(55.6)
15.9
(60.6)
19.5
(67.1)
23.5
(74.3)
26.2
(79.2)
27.2
(81)
26.9
(80.4)
24.9
(76.8)
22.6
(72.7)
18.5
(65.3)
13.8
(56.8)
20.34
(68.65)
Average low °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
6.3
(43.3)
8.8
(47.8)
11.5
(52.7)
15.4
(59.7)
18.3
(64.9)
20
(68)
19.8
(67.6)
18
(64)
15.7
(60.3)
12.2
(54)
7.6
(45.7)
13.27
(55.86)
Precipitation mm (inches) 5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
3
(0.12)
2
(0.08)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
6
(0.24)
25
(1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

Vital headquarters

6th of October City is the headquarters of The Confederation of African Football. It also hosts Egypt's Smart Village, the technology park and regional hub for many companies in the IT and financial sectors.

Business

6th of October City hosts one of the largest industrial zones in Egypt on which the entire city is established. The industrial zone provides jobs for employees within 6th October City as well as from other parts of Giza. It is also accompanied by a Banking Sector that groups branches of all banks in Egypt in an area that is close to the industrial area in order to serve the needs of the industry as well as residents of the city. An airport, 6th of October Airport, is used for transport of products and materials to and from the city. Some of the largest businesses in 6th of October City are mentioned below:

Education facilities

There are seven private universities in 6th of October City, including two private medical schools at Misr University for Science and Technology and October 6 University.

Universities

Health services

The city has several teaching, public, and private hospitals as well as many smaller clinics.

Hospitals

Tourism and Hotels

Hotels

  • Moevenpick Hotel Cairo-Media City
  • Swiss Inn Pyramids Golf Resort
  • Sheraton Dreamland Hotel And Conference Center 6th of October City
  • Swiss Inn Plaza 6th of October City
  • Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort
  • Novotel Hotel

Infrastructure

The city has an airport and an extensive industrial park.

A panorama showing a part of 6th of October.

Leisure and Entertainment

the city has a wide variety of entertainment and leisure activities for families and individuals alike .

the city has 7 Mega Malls ( 4 under construction ), as well as a lot of many other small Malls and Centers with an average of 3 for each city.

List of Shopping Malls in 6 October City

  • Mall Of Arabia - Cairo
  • Dandy Mega Mall
  • Galleria 40
  • Cityscape Mall
  • Mall of Egypt ( under construction, Due 2015 )
  • City Stars 6th of October ( under construction )
  • Cairo Gate ( under construction )
  • UNKNOWN Porto October Mall ( under Construction, Due 2017 )

6 of October has 10 cinema complexes, 4 of which are under construction .

List Of Cinema Complexes in 6 October City

  • Renaissance Cinemas
  • Galaxy Cineplex - Mall of Arabia
  • Cityscape Cinemas
  • Dandy Mega Mall Cinemas
  • Good News - MUST
  • Plaza Cinemas
  • An IMAX Theater Located in Plaza Cinemas
  • Mall of Egypt Cinemas ( Under Construction - Due 2015 )
  • Ramw Mall Cinemas ( Under Construction - Due 2014 )
  • Good News - Sheikh Zayed ( Under Construction - Due 2014 )

6 October City has 8 Sporting Clubs ( 1 Under Construction )

List of Sporting Clubs in 6 October City

  • 6 October Club
  • Egyptian Shooting Club - October
  • Wadi Degla - 6 October Rawda
  • Wadi Degla - 6 October ( Under Construction - Due 2013 )
  • Engineering syndicate Club
  • Lawyers syndicate Club
  • Ruya Club
  • BlackBall Club

the city has 2 Paintball fields ( Adrenaline Paintball and KEE Action Park ), there are 2 Amusement Parks which are Dream Park and Mega Park (Under Construction)

See also

References

  1. ^ Arabic: مدينة السادس من أكتوبرMadīnat as-Sādis min Uktōbar
  1. ^ "To Catch Cairo Overflow, 2 Megacities Rise in Sand" article by Thanassis Cambanis in The New York Times August 24, 2010. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.emporis.com/city/6th-of-october-city-egypt
  3. ^ Neil MacFarquhar, David Rohde, Aram Roston: Mubarak Family Riches Attract New Focus. The New York Times, February 12, 2011, retrieved February 13, 2011
  4. ^ "City Arrival". New Urban Communities Authority. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Land Use". New Urban Communities Authority. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Climate: 6th of October - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Contact Bavarian Auto Group". Bag-eg.com. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  8. ^ Satyam. "Welcome to GMArabia Corporate Information". Gmegypt.com. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  9. ^ "Seoudi Group 1001 opportunities for investment in Egypt and Arab World". Seoudi.com. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  10. ^ "Contact Coldwell Benaker New Homes Egypt". Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 

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