Sharqia Governorate

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Sharqia Governorate
Governorate
Flag of Sharqia Governorate
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Sharqia Governorate on the map of Egypt
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)
Government
 • Governor Khaled Mohamed Saied [1]
Area
 • Total 4,180 km2 (1,610 sq mi)
Population (2015 estimate)
 • Total 6,485,412
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Website Website

Sharqia Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الشرقية‎‎ Muḥāfẓet El Sharʔiya, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [eʃ.ʃæɾˈʔejjæ], rural: [eʃ.ʃæɾˈɡejje]) is the 3rd most populous of the governorates of Egypt. Located in the northern part of the country, its capital is the city of Zagazig.

Population[edit]

According to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate live in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of only 23.1%. Out of an estimated 6,485,412 people residing in the governorate, 4,987,707 people live in rural areas as opposed to only 1,497,705 in urban areas.[2]

Industrial zones[edit]

According to the Governing Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) the governorate is home to five industrial zones.[3]

Zone name Space (acres)
1st Bilbeis - 10th of Ramadan 72
2nd Bilbeis - 10th of Ramadan 80
10th of Ramadan 94,762
New Salhia 674
Basateen El Ismailia 1,505

List of cities and towns[edit]

Sharqia is divided into 13 administrative divisions and 15 cities, 2 districts, 105 rural local units, and 3885 minor villages. [3]

Name Population

(2006 census)[4]

Location
10th of Ramadan 29,601 30°18′23″N 31°44′29″E / 30.306503°N 31.741455°E / 30.306503; 31.741455 (10th of Ramadan)
Abu Hammad 36,592 30°32′40″N 31°40′47″E / 30.544376°N 31.679831°E / 30.544376; 31.679831 (Abu Hammad)
Abu Kebir 104,100 30°43′00″N 31°40′00″E / 30.716667°N 31.666667°E / 30.716667; 31.666667 (Abu Kebir)
Awlad Saqr 19,515 30°55′49″N 31°41′51″E / 30.9303418°N 31.6974966°E / 30.9303418; 31.6974966 (Awlad Saqr)
Bilbeis 141,285 30°25′00″N 31°34′00″E / 30.416667°N 31.566667°E / 30.416667; 31.566667 (Bilbeis)
Diyarb Negm 52,611 30°45′05″N 31°27′28″E / 30.751389°N 31.457778°E / 30.751389; 31.457778 (Diyarb Negm)
El Husseiniya 29,565 30°51′40″N 31°55′11″E / 30.8610931°N 31.919806°E / 30.8610931; 31.919806 (El Husseiniya)
El Ibrahimiya 35,022 30°43′06″N 31°33′47″E / 30.7183986°N 31.5630861°E / 30.7183986; 31.5630861 (El Ibrahimiya)
El Qurein 64,559 30°36′06″N 31°44′39″E / 30.601771°N 31.744135°E / 30.601771; 31.744135 (El Qurein)
Faqous 73,081 30°44′00″N 31°48′00″E / 30.733333°N 31.8°E / 30.733333; 31.8 (Faqous)
Hihya 43,672 30°40′07″N 31°35′25″E / 30.668702°N 31.5904°E / 30.668702; 31.5904 (Hihya)
Kafr Saqr 30,004 30°47′47″N 31°37′34″E / 30.796389°N 31.626111°E / 30.796389; 31.626111 (Kafr Saqr)
Mashtool El Souk 47,153 30°21′38″N 31°22′39″E / 30.360556°N 31.3775°E / 30.360556; 31.3775 (Mashtool El Souk)
Minya El Qamh 67,450 30°30′55″N 31°20′46″E / 30.515278°N 31.346111°E / 30.515278; 31.346111 (Minya El Qamh)
New Salhia 9,350 30°37′47″N 31°56′28″E / 30.629774°N 31.941019°E / 30.629774; 31.941019 (New Salhia)
Zagazig* 318,393 30°34′00″N 31°30′00″E / 30.566667°N 31.5°E / 30.566667; 31.5 (Zagazig)

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egypt's new provincial governors: Who's who?". Ahram Online. December 26, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Governorate Investment Sector - Al Sharqia" (PDF). GAFI. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  4. ^ البيانات السكانية لمدينة أو قرية حسب تقديرات السكان 2006 - محافظة الشرقية. الجهاز المركزي للتعبئة العامة والإحصاء. تاريخ الوصول: 9 يناير 2016.
  5. ^ Families who rule Egypt: 1. The Abazas, family of bashas (in Arabic)
  6. ^ "Arab or Circassian? Or a mix of both? (in Arabic)". al-Hayat. 

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