Shubra El Kheima

Not to be confused with the district of Shobra.
Shubra El Kheima
شبرا الخيمة
Shubra El Kheima

Location in Egypt

Coordinates: 30°7′43″N 31°14′32″E / 30.12861°N 31.24222°E / 30.12861; 31.24222
Country  Egypt
Governorate Qalyubia
  Total 270.68 km2 (104.51 sq mi)
  Land 270.68 km2 (104.51 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2012)
  Total 1,099,354
  Density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Shubra El Kheima, (Arabic: شبرا الخيمة, IPA: [ˈʃobɾɑ lˈxeːmæ]) is the fourth largest city in Egypt. It is located in the Qalyubia Governorate around 30°7′43″N 31°14′32″E / 30.12861°N 31.24222°E / 30.12861; 31.24222Coordinates: 30°7′43″N 31°14′32″E / 30.12861°N 31.24222°E / 30.12861; 31.24222 and along the northern edge of the Cairo Governorate. It forms part of the Greater Cairo agglomeration.


Shubra El Kheima was primarily inhabited by workers (and their families), who have worked in surrounding factories since the 1940s. However, recently it contains the great expansion of Greater Cairo towards the north as a consequence of migration from rural areas. Its population was 1,016,722 at the 2006 Census. It is administered as two kism (wards):[1]


Shubra El Kheima is the northern terminus of Line 2 of the Cairo Metro.


Shubra El Kheima hosts the famous Assem Elaraby Palace of As Elaraby pasha.

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