Baltim is a small town located in the Nile Delta region of Egypt. It is famous for its historic mosque, which was there in the 13th century and is one of the most important religious sites in the country.
The mosque in Baltim is known for its unique architectural style, which combines elements of Islamic and Coptic design. It features a central dome, four minarets, and intricate carvings and decorations on its walls and ceilings.
The second part of the town’s name preserves Ancient Egyptian: tm.t “end, furthest part (of Egypt)”.
Baltim was the beneficiary of a tax reduction under the reign of the sultan Barquq. Ibn Battuta noted it as the capital of the district of Burullus, a position which it held through the late 1800s.
The 1885 Census of Egypt recorded Baltim as a nahiyah in the district of Aklim el Borollos in Gharbia Governorate; at that time, the population of the city was 4,286 (2,182 men and 2,104 women).[
In addition to its historic mosque, Baltim is also famous for its traditional Egyptian architecture and narrow streets. The town is a popular destination for tourists interested in exploring the country’s rich cultural heritage.
Baltim’s climate is typical to the northern coastal line which is the most moderate in Egypt. It features a hot desert climate (Koppen: BWh), but prevailing winds from the Mediterranean Sea greatly moderate the temperatures, making its summers moderately hot and humid while its winters mild and moderately.
The hottest temperature recorded was on April 15, 1998 which was 41 °C. And the coldest temperature was on February 8.
Port Said, El Qoseir, Baltim, Damietta and Alexandria have the least temperature variation in Egypt, additionally, Rafah, Alexandria, Abu Qir, Rosetta, Baltim, Kafr El Dawwar and Mersa Matruh are the wettest.
Overall, Baltim is a unique and stunning destination that is home to a variety of historical and cultural wonders. Its historic mosque, traditional architecture, and rich cultural heritage make it a must-see destination for anyone visiting Egypt.