Faqous is a town in El Sharqiya Governorate. It is a city of a great history that was used as a center for Napoleon Troops after his conquest over the Mamluk troops. It covers about 486km² and comprises of a number of smaller villages and towns. It is mainly an agricultural area with a mixture of Bedouin and farmer population. The main sources of income in the city are textile and food industries, land reclamartion, raising poultry and other activities that depend mainly on the natural resources in the city. In the vicinity of the city, there are the archeological sites of Qanteer, Om Egrim and Tal El-Dabaa.