Cairo Governorate

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Cairo Governorate
Governorate of Egypt
Flag of Cairo Governorate
Cairo Governorate on the map of Egypt
Cairo Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Cairo (capital)
 • Governor Gala Mostafa Saeed[1]
 • Total 3,085 km2 (1,191 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,000,000
 • Density 4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Cairo Governorate is the most populated of the governorates of Egypt. Its capital is the national capital of Cairo. Because it is completely urbanized, the governorate is considered a city proper, and functions as a municipality.

Parts of the governorate were separated in April 2008 to form the Helwan Governorate (reincorporated into the Cairo Governorate in April 2011).


The current Governor is Galal Saeed, who previously served as Minister of Transport under Kamal Ganzouri.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mansour appoints 20 new governors". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "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