New Valley Governorate

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New Valley Governorate
Governorate of Egypt
Flag of New Valley Governorate
Flag
New Valley Governorate on the map of Egypt
New Valley Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 24°32′44″N 27°10′24″E / 24.54556°N 27.17333°E / 24.54556; 27.17333Coordinates: 24°32′44″N 27°10′24″E / 24.54556°N 27.17333°E / 24.54556; 27.17333
Country  Egypt
Seat Kharga (capital)
Area
 • Total 376,505 km2 (145,369 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 187,256
 • Density 0.50/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
A view of Kharga Oasis with the Temple of Hibis in the centre and the Libyan Desert cliffs at the top, all located in the New Valley Governorate region.

New Valley Governorate (Arabic: ‏محافظة الوادي الجديدMuḥāfaẓat al-Wādī l-Ǧadīd, IPA: [moˈħɑfzet elˈwæːdi lɡeˈdiːd]) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the southwestern part of the country, in the Libyan Desert section of the Sahara – between the Nile, northern Sudan, and southeastern Libya.

Consisting of roughly a third of Egypt's area, the New Valley Governorate is the country's largest governorate and one of the biggest on the African continent. The capital is at the Kharga Oasis.

History[edit]

2011 Egyptian revolution

Violent clashes were reported in Wadi al-Jadid on February 8–9, 2011 as part of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Protesters set fire to police stations and the NDP - National Democratic Party building. Multiple deaths were reported in addition to hundreds of injuries amid claims that the police opened fire on protesters in Kharga Oasis with live ammunition.[1][2]

Major oases[edit]

Demographics[edit]

The New Valley Governorate is the least densely populated governorate in Egypt.

Industry[edit]

  • Manufacturing of palm dates.
  • Tourism and Safaris
  • Agricultural activities (around Oases)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://blogs.aljazeera.net/middle-east/2011/02/08/live-blog-feb-9-egypt-protests
  2. ^ Fahim, Kareem. "Protesters in Egypt Regain Initiative as Workers Strike." The New York Times. 2/9/2011. Accessed 2/9/2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/world/middleeast/10egypt.html?_r=1&hp