El Faiyum

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El Faiyûm

(ɛl faɪˈjuːm) or

Al Faiyûm

(Placename) a city in N Egypt: a site of towns going back at least to the 12th dynasty. Pop: 311 000 (2005 est)



1. a province in N central Egypt: many archaeological remains. 691 sq. mi. (1790 sq. km).
2. Also called El Faiyum .the capital of this province, SW of Cairo. 227,300.
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