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Faiyum

Administration
Full nameFaiyum
Native nameالفيوم
CountryEgypt
GovernorateFaiyum
Demography
Total Population316772 (2006)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC+2)

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Faiyum ( , Coptic: Paiom) is a city in Middle Egypt. Located 130 km (81 mi) southwest of Cairo, it is the capital of the modern Faiyum Governorate. The town occupies part of the ancient site of Crocodilopolis. Founded in around 4000 B.C., it is the oldest city in Egypt and one of the oldest cities in Africa .


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