Giza Governorate

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Giza Governorate
Governorate
Flag of Giza Governorate
Flag
Giza Governorate on the map of Egypt
Giza Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 29°16′N 29°40′E / 29.26°N 29.67°E / 29.26; 29.67Coordinates: 29°16′N 29°40′E / 29.26°N 29.67°E / 29.26; 29.67
Country  Egypt
Seat Giza (capital)
Government
 • Governor Ali Abdel Rahman[1]
Area
 • Total 85,153 km2 (32,878 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 7,397,577
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Giza Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is in the center of the country, situated on the west bank of the Nile River opposite Cairo. Its capital is the city of Giza. It includes a stretch of the left bank of the Nile Valley around Giza, and acquired a large stretch of desert, including Bahariya Oasis when the 6th of October Governorate was merged into it on 14 April 2011. The Giza Governorate is also home to the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.

Cities[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1996 4,784,095 —    
2006 6,294,319 +31.6%
2014E 7,397,577 +17.5%
sources:[2][3]

Important Sites[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New governors are mostly generals". Mada Masr. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "EGYPT Administrative Division". Citypopulation.de. 2012-01-08. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmpArticles.aspx?ArtID=9#.U-8Lup_7HGI