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Beni Suef, is the capital city of the Beni Suef Governorate in Egypt.OverviewBeni Suef is an important agricultural center, which grew from a small village at the turn of the century and now hosts a population of over 200,000. It was famous for its linen manufacturing in the Middle Ages, and continues to be heavily involved in cotton-spinning and carpet-making. It is also known for its alabaster, quarried in the nearby hills. Beni Suef is located about 115km south of Cairo. The Meidum Pyramid and Fayum Oasis are nearby. Beni Suef is known for its large mansions, including the Ismail Mansion, owned by General Ahmed Mamdouh Ismail. Beni Suef University and the private Al Nahda University are located in Beni Suef.ClimateBeni Suef has a hot desert climate (BWh) in Köppen-Geiger classification, as does all of Egypt. It has very hot summers and warm winters with cool nights.AccidentsA train accident in 1995 near Beni Suef left 75 people dead.The Beni Suef Cultural Palace Fire, on September 5, 2005, killed 46 people.Beni Suef is in Beni Suef Governorate. Plan your vacation with our Egypt trip maker app and discover the best things to do in Beni Suef.
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