|  Share | Cite


Qalyub (kälˈyōb) [key], town (1986 pop. 84,413), N Egypt, on the Nile River, part of metropolitan Cairo. It is the trade center for a densely populated agricultural region.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Qalyub from Infoplease:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Egyptian Political Geography