Cairo Governorate

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Cairo Governorate
Flag of Cairo Governorate
Cairo Governorate on the map of Egypt
Cairo Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Cairo (capital)
 • Governor Galal Mostafa Saeed[1]
 • Total 3,085 km2 (1,191 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 9,102,232
 • 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, the city of Cairo, is the national capital of Egypt, and is part of the Greater Cairo metropolitan area. 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).

Administrative Divisions[edit]

41 administrative divisions of Cairo Governorate are called kism.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1996 6,800,991 —    
2006 7,902,085 +16.2%
2014E 9,102,232 +15.2%

The current Governor is Galal Saeed, who previously served as Minister of Transport under Kamal Ganzouri.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mansour appoints 20 new governors". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "EGYPT Administrative Division". 2012-01-08. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "New governors are mostly generals.". Mada Masr. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 

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Coordinates: 30°02′N 31°13′E / 30.033°N 31.217°E / 30.033; 31.217