Kharga

Kharga

(khär`gə) or

Al Kharijah

(äl khär`ēnjä), large oasis (1986 pop. 38,544), S central Egypt, in the Libyan (Western) Desert. Populated chiefly by Arab Bedouins and Arab-speaking Berbers, the irrigated oasis produces cereals, vegetables, olives, dates, citrus fruits, and alfalfa. Cattle and poultry are also raised. Al Kharga, the chief settlement, is a rail terminus. The oasis was prosperous in ancient times; the earliest known significant settlement there dates to 1650 B.C. The ruins there include temples built by the Achaemenids of ancient Persia and by the Romans.
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FILE- An Egyptian man covers his head with a paper to avoid the sun rays amid high temperature in Cairo- the photo was taken on August 3, 2018- Egypt Today/Mohamed Fawzy KHARGA, Egypt - 10 June 2019: Governor of the New Valley Mohamed el Zamalout has decided to change the working hours at government institutions to start at 7:00 a.m.
National Bank of Egypt El Kharga Branch in favor of the Governorate's account 01141000027.
The crafts being supported include arabesque, glass painting, clay and carpet making in places like Beheira, Dakhla, Kharga and Farafra.
It extends to the Libyan and Sudanese borders, and includes five administrative centres: the Oases of Kharga, Dakhla and Farafra, Baris, and Balat.
The month-long exercise saw the participation of Kharga Corps as entered its crucial culmination phase.
Those who remained were working on a major temple in the Kharga Oasis.
Kysis: Fouilles de l'Ifao a Douch, oasis de Kharga (1985-1990).
In the now dry lake of Kharga Oasis in western Egypt, excavated fossils of the freshwater gastropod Melanoides tuberculata suggest that the region was once a thriving savanna, supporting wildlife associated with southern Africa, including giraffes and rhinos, as well as a population of human hunter-gatherers.
The first phase includes Nubia and Nasser Lake Axis, Halayeb, Shalatin, Qoseir and Safaga Axis, Kharga and Dakhla oases, Sohag and Qena, and the Golden Triangle lying between those two governorates and the Red Sea governorate.
Five tenders for the maintenance & renovation of 12 schools in El Kharga, El Dakhla, El Farafra, Baris & Balat.