Suez Governorate

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Suez Governorate
Governorate of Egypt
Flag of Suez Governorate
Flag
Suez Governorate on the map of Egypt
Suez Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Suez (capital)
Area
 • Total 17,840 km2 (6,890 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 510,935
 • Density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Suez Governorate (Arabic: محافظة السويسMuḥāfaẓa as Suwais) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the north-eastern part of the country and is coterminous with the city of Suez. It is situated north of the Gulf of Suez.

Ports[edit]

There are five ports in the Suez Governorate; namely El-Sokhna port, Tewfiq port, Adabeya port, petrol basin port, and El-Atka fishing port.

Natural resources[edit]

Natural resources in the Suez Governorate include limestone, clay, coal, petroleum, marble, and lime.

Exports[edit]

The chief exports of Suez are papayas.

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Ein El-Sokhna, a well known recreational and medical destination.
  • Moses' springs
  • Judaic Hill at El-Khoor.

Public Free Zone[edit]

In 1975, the Suez Public Free Zone was established. It is divided between two main locations:

  • Port Tewfik.
  • Adabeya.

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Coordinates: 29°59′N 32°33′E / 29.983°N 32.550°E / 29.983; 32.550