Qalyub ( ) is a town in the
Al Qalyubiyah governorate of Egypt, in the
northern part of the Cairo metropolitan
area, at the start of the Nile Delta.
was 84,413 and grew to 106,804 by 2006.
Qalyub is the commercial center for a significant agricultural
region, and houses the printing press for the Al-Ahram
newspaper. It is said to have been built using
materials taken from ancient Heliopolis, a few miles away.
On February 13
, Qalyub was the location of a politically
over the benefits
and the privatization
of the Qalyub
The Qalyub virus
is a member of the Bunyaviridae
group of vertebrate-infecting
Qalyb was the site of the Qalyoub
in August 2006.