Al Madfūnah
in North Sinai Governorate, Egypt

Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
31.209 and 34.246 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 31° 12' 33" and E 34° 14' 46"
Currency and Currency Code:
Pound - EGP
Spoken languages:
Arabic, English, French
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:56 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Cairo
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
4:49 am and 6:29 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Egypt in Northern Africa

Safety Score: 3,9 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Egypt.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Egypt. Last Update: 2021-05-11 08:35:04

Explore Al Madfūnah

Al Madfūnah in North Sinai Governorate is located in Egypt about 195 mi (or 314 km) north-east of Cairo, the country's capital.

Local time in Al Madfūnah is now 11:56 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Cairo with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 10 airports in the wider vicinity of Al Madfūnah, of which 4 are larger airports. The closest airport in Egypt is El Gora Airport in a distance of 12 mi (or 19 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Caves of Maresha and Bet-Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands as a Microcosm of the Land of the Caves in Israel at a distance of 47 mi (or 75 km).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Rafah, Ash Shaykh Zuwayd, Gaza, Al -Arish and Beersheba. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 26°C / 79 °F

Morning Temperature 20°C / 68 °F
Evening Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Night Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 44%
Air Pressure 1010 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (6 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Wednesday, 12th of May 2021

25°C (77 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, 13th of May 2021

25°C (76 °F)
21°C (70 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 14th of May 2021

25°C (78 °F)
21°C (71 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Israeli bombing of Rafah, Gaza

Published: February 02, 2009
Length: 43:13 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Robert Wright

Israel bombing Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip in an attempt to close the tunnels, This video was shot from inside Rafah, the first shot you can see the rocket coming in.

Tall as - Sultan, Rafah, Gaza Strip |

Published: January 29, 2013
Length: 19:12 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: COOPI - ONG, Onlus is the humanitarian meaning of the "cash for work" project that COOPI and ECHO led in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Gaza strip and West Bank).

مصر العربية | معبر رفح .. حكاية انتظار ومعاناة لا تنتهي

Published: December 22, 2014
Length: 11:40 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Masr Alarabia

ازدحم آلاف الفلسطينيين في صالة الانتظار بمعبر رفح البري على الحدود بين قطاع غزة ومصر، منذ ساعات فجر الاثنين...

Gaza smuglertunnel / Gaza smuggling tunnel

Published: April 17, 2009
Length: 30:41 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Marius Arnesen

Bli med på en krypetur ned i Gazas smuglertunneler / Inside the Gaza smuggling tunnels.

شاهدة عيان تحت القصف المباشر في حي تل الهوى

Published: January 15, 2009
Length: 57:37 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: FRD707

شاهدة عيان تحت القصف في حي تل الهوى في إتصال مع الجزيرة تحت القصف المباشر مع عائلتها وعوائل أخرى من النساء...

Gaza S.O.S غــــــزة تستصــــرخــكم 2009م

Published: February 06, 2009
Length: 31:14 min
Rating: 3 of 5

من طفل فلسطيني من غـزة الصامدة إلى ... شرفاء العالم حكماء العقلانية رفقاء الإنسانية هل رأيتم الديمقراطية...


Published: August 16, 2009
Length: 07:24 min
Rating: 1 of 5
Author: abedbahri94

The league of international NO"s is making a statment for world peace.

The War Tapes: Egyptian guards shooting at Palestinian refugees in Rafah part 2

Published: July 18, 2009
Length: 18:56 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: kaxlan2009

This is exclusive ISM Gaza Strip footage about the Egyptian complicity in the Gaza massacres. It was taken in the evening of 28th of December 2008 (the second day of the Israeli operation"Cast...

How Palestinians from Jaffa ended up as refugees in the West Bank

Published: January 02, 2015
Length: 55:49 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: NECIP Canada

Nedal Salwameh was born in Fara'a refugee camp in the West Bank. His family was originally from a small village near Jaffa, but they were expelled in 1948 by Zionist forces. He explains...

ben filistinli çocuğum - küçük şeyma ( Im the Palestinian Child )

Published: January 29, 2009
Length: 02:35 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Ahmet Övet

Translation into english: I am the Palestinian Child Indigent Hungry Dependent on a slice of bread Dependent on a swallow of water I am the Palestinian Child When beautiful...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Yasser Arafat International Airport

Yasser Arafat International Airport, formerly Gaza International Airport and Dahaniya International Airport, is located in the Gaza Strip, in between Rafah and Dahaniya, close to the Egyptian border. It is owned, and was operated, by the Palestinian Authority, and served as the home airport for Palestinian Airlines. The airport was able to handle 700,000 passengers per year and operated 24 hours and 364 days a year.

Located at 31.2464, 34.2761 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in the Palestinian territories, Aviation in the Palestinian territories, Buildings and structures in the Gaza Strip, Defunct airports, Yasser Arafat

Talmei Yosef, Sinai

Talmei Yosef was an Israeli settlement and moshav in the Sinai Peninsula. Located near Yamit, it was evacuated in 1982 as a result of the Camp David Accords. The moshav was established in 1977 by a gar'in group of immigrants from South Africa and the United States. It was named after Yosef Weitz, a former director of the Land and Afforestation Department of the Jewish National Fund.

Located at 31.2105, 34.2426 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Former Israeli settlements in Sinai, Former moshavim, Populated places established in 1977

Netiv HaAsara, Sinai

Netiv HaAsara was a moshav and Israeli settlement in the Sinai Peninsula. Located near Yamit, it was founded in 1973 and was named for ten soldiers that were killed in a helicopter accident south of Rafah in 1971. After the moshav was evacuated as part of the Camp David Accords, 70 families who had previously lived in the settlement founded a new moshav, also called Netiv HaAsara in the north-western Negev desert in Israel.

Located at 31.2133, 34.2186 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places established in 1973, Former Israeli settlements in Sinai, Former moshavim

Battle of Rafah (1948)

The Battle of Rafah was a military engagement between the Israel Defense Forces and the Egyptian Army in the final stage of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. It was fought on January 3–8, 1949, just south of Rafah, today in the Gaza Strip. The battle was initiated by Israel as part of Operation Horev, on the backdrop of the Sinai battles just before. The Israelis were hoping to encircle all Egyptian forces in Palestine and drive them back to Egypt.

Located at 31.2259, 34.2174 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Battles and operations of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War

2006 Hamas cross-border raid

The 2006 Hamas cross-border raid was a cross-border raid which was carried out on 25 June 2006 in which a Palestinian militant squad thought to consist of 7 to 8 militants managed to cross the border through an underground tunnel near the Kerem Shalom Crossing and attack Israel Defense Forces (IDF) military positions.

Located at 31.2333, 34.2856 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Murder in 2006, Terrorist incidents in Israel in 2006, Gilad Shalit

Kerem Shalom border crossing

Kerem Shalom border crossing is a border crossing on the Gaza Strip-Israel-Egypt border managed by the Israel Airports Authority.

Located at 31.2208, 34.2706 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Eshkol Regional Council, Geography of the Gaza Strip, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Israel–Gaza Strip border, Israel–Gaza Strip border crossings, Egypt–Israel border crossings

August 2012 southern Israel cross-border attack

The August 2012 southern Israel cross-border attack occurred on 5 August 2012, when armed men ambushed an Egyptian military base in the Sinai Peninsula, killing 16 soldiers and stealing two armored cars, which they used to infiltrate into Israel. The attackers broke through the Kerem Shalom border crossing to Israel, where one of the vehicles exploded. They then engaged in a firefight with soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces, during which six of the attackers were killed.

Located at 31.2167, 34.2833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
2012 in Egypt, 2012 in Israel, Mass murder in 2012, Terrorist incidents in 2012

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Al Madfūnah, El-Madfûnah, Hareeya Jet, المدفونة