Al Sharqia Governorate

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Al Sharqia Governorate
Governorate of Egypt
Flag of Al Sharqia Governorate
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Al Sharqia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Al Sharqia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 30°42′N 31°38′E / 30.7°N 31.63°E / 30.7; 31.63Coordinates: 30°42′N 31°38′E / 30.7°N 31.63°E / 30.7; 31.63
Country  Egypt
Seat Zagazig (capital)
Area
 • Total 4,180 km2 (1,610 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,340,058
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
"Al Sharqia" redirects here. For other uses, see Ash Sharqiyah (disambiguation).

Al Sharqia Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الشرقيةaš-Šarqiyyah , Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [eʃ.ʃæɾˈʔejjæ], peasant pronunciation: [eʃ.ʃæɾˈɡejje]; English: Eastern Governorate) is one of the governorates of Egypt. Located in the northern part of the country, its capital is the city of Zagazig.

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