Cairo Governorate on the map of Egypt
|• Governor||Galal Mostafa Saeed|
|• Total||3,085 km2 (1,191 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,000/km2 (7,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
Cairo Governorate (Muhafazat al Qahirah) is the most populated of the governorates of Egypt. Its capital is the national capital of Cairo, and its part of Greater Cairo. Because it is completely urbanized, the governorate is considered a city proper, and functions as a municipality. However, there are uninhabited desert areas.
Parts of the governorate were separated in April 2008 to form the Helwan Governorate (reincorporated into the Cairo Governorate in April 2011).
41 administrative divisions of Cairo Governorate are called kism.
- Al Marj (El-Marg)
- As Salam
- Ain Shams
- Az Zeitoun (Zeitoun, Cairo)
- Haddaq Al Qubbah
- An Nuzhah (Airport)
- Misr Al Jadidah (Heliopolis)
- Al Waili
- Az Zawiyah Al Hamra
- Ash Sharabiyah
- As Sajil
- Rud Al Faraj
- Manshiyat Naser (incl. Garbage City, Mokattam, and City of the Dead)
- Madinat an Nasr 1 (Nasr City)
- Madinat an Nasr 2 (Nasr City)
- Qasr an Nil
- Zamalek island
- Al Muski
- Bab ash-Shariyah
- Az Zahir
- Al Jamaliyah
- Ad-Darb al Ahmar
- As Sayidah Zaynab
- Misr Al Qadimah (includes Old Cairo, El-Manial, and Garden City)
- Al Khalifa
- Al Basatin
- 15 Mayu
- Qahirah al Jadidah 1 (New Cairo, includes Madinaty)
- Qahirah al Jadidah 2 (New Cairo)
- Qahirah al Jadidah 3 (New Cairo)
- Al Shuruq (Al Shorouk City, Cairo)
- Badr (includes New Heliopolis City)
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- Cairo Governorate Official website (in Arabic and English)
- City subdivisions
- List of previous governors (in Arabic)
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