Dakahlia Governorate on the map of Egypt
|• Governor||Hossam El Deen Emam |
|• Total||3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
Dakahlia Governorate (Egyptian Arabic: محافظة الدقهلية Muḥāfẓet El Dakahlia, pronounced [ed.dæʔæhˈlejjæ]) is an Egyptian governorate lying north east of Cairo. Its area is about 3,500 km² and it has a population of about 6 million. The capital is Mansoura.
According to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate live in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of only 28.2%. Out of an estimated 5,949,001 people residing in the governorate, 4,271,428 people live in rural areas as opposed to only 1,677,573 in urban areas. 
- El Gamaliya
- El Matareya
- El Senbellawein
- Mit Elkorama
- Mit Ghamr
- Mit Salsil
- Temay Alamded
According to the Egyptian Governing Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), in affiliation with the Ministry of Investment (MOI), the following industrial zones are located in this governorate:
- Southwest Gamasa
- "Egypt's Government Governorates Directory". Retrieved 17 October 2016.
- "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Investment Regimes, Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
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