Alexandria Governorate

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Alexandria Governorate
Governorate of Egypt
Flag of Alexandria Governorate
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Alexandria Governorate on the map of Egypt
Alexandria Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Alexandria (capital)
Government
 • Governor Tarek Mahdy Abdel Towab[1]
Area
 • Total 2,900 km2 (1,100 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 4,187,509
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Alexandria Governorate (Arabic: ‏محافظة الإسكندريةMuḥāfaẓat al Iskandariyya) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the northern part of the country, directly on the Mediterranean Sea, making it one of the most important harbours in Egypt.

Overview[edit]

Along with Cairo and Giza, Alexandria is one of three governorates in the country that are also municipalities. It is at the western mouth of the Nile Delta.

The governorate's capital is the city of Alexandria, the home of the historical Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Once the country's capital, Alexandria is now considered to be the second capital of Egypt.[citation needed]

Alexandria governorate has a population of more than four million, and an area of 2,900 km².

Population[edit]

District Population
Montaza 1,190,287
Shark (East) 985,786
Wassat (Middle) 520,450
Gomrok 145,558
Agami 386,374
Amriya 845,845
Borg El Arab 113,209
Total 4,187,509

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mansour appoints 20 new governors". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°10′N 29°53′E / 31.167°N 29.883°E / 31.167; 29.883