Dakahlia Governorate

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Dakahlia Governorate
Flag of Dakahlia Governorate
Dakahlia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Dakahlia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Mansoura (capital)
 • Governor Hossam El Deen Emam [1]
 • Total 3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 5,818,363
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Website Dakahliya

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. [2]


The Urology and Nephrology Center of Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine also features a renowned kidney center. Founded in 1983. Under the management of Dr. Mohamed A. Ghoneim.


Industrial zones[edit]

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:[3]

  • Southwest Gamasa
  • Asafra


  1. ^ "Egypt's Government Governorates Directory". Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Investment Regimes, Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 

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Coordinates: 31°03′N 31°23′E / 31.050°N 31.383°E / 31.050; 31.383