Beni Suef Travel Guide
About The City Of Beni Suef
Beni Suef is the capital of the governorate of the same name in Egypt, located to the south of Greater Cairo in the Nile Valley. It is of archaeological and agricultural importance and a vital trade center on the west bank of the Nile River, 110 km south of Cairo.
Banī Suwayf’s industries, mostly agriculturally related, include flour milling, cotton ginning, and textile manufacturing. Alabaster is quarried near the capital.
Perennial irrigation water is supplied by the large Baḥr Yūsuf Canal. It is on the main rail line along the Nile; a branch railroad connects it to the Al-Fayyūm oasis complex of agricultural settlements. The oldest mosque, Jāmiʿ al-Baḥr, has a shrine that is locally venerated.