New Valley Governorate
|New Valley Governorate|
New Valley Governorate on the map of Egypt
|• Total||376,505 km2 (145,369 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.58/km2 (1.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
New Valley Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الوادي الجديد Muḥāfaẓat al-Wādī l-Ǧadīd, Egyptian Arabic: [moˈħɑfzet elˈwæːdi lɡɪˈdiːd]) 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 Desert – 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.
- 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.
The New Valley Governorate is the least densely populated governorate in Egypt.
- Manufacturing of palm dates.
- Tourism and Safaris
- Agricultural activities (around Oases)
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- 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