Suez Governorate

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Suez Governorate
Governorate
Flag of Suez Governorate
Flag
Suez Governorate on the map of Egypt
Suez Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Suez (capital)
Government
 • Governor Ahmed Helmi Fathi [1]
Area
 • Total 17,840 km2 (6,890 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 607,775
 • Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Suez Governorate (Egyptian Arabic: محافظة السويس‎‎ Muḥāfẓet El Suweis) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the north-eastern part of the country and is coterminous with the city of Suez. It is situated north of the Gulf of Suez.

Population[edit]

According to population estimates from 2015 all 622,859 residents of the governorate live in urban areas. With an urbanization rate of 100% the Suez Governorate is one of the most urbanized in the country, along with Cairo and Port Said.[2]

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]

  • The industrial zone for light industries
  • North Ataka heavy industrial zone
  • West ataka heavy industrial zone
  • (New urban community industrial zones) Ataka and its expansions
  • (New urban community industrial zones) South of the Sumed - Petrochemicals

Ports[edit]

There are five ports in the Suez Governorate; namely El-Sokhna port, Tewfiq port, Adabeya port, petrol basin port, and El-Atka fishing port.

Natural resources[edit]

Natural resources in the Suez Governorate include limestone, clay, coal, petroleum, marble, and lime.

Exports[edit]

The chief exports of Suez are papayas.

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Ein El-Sokhna, a well known recreational and medical destination.
  • Moses' springs
  • Judaic Hill at El-Khoor

Public Free Zone[edit]

In 1975, the Suez Public Free Zone was established. It is divided between two main locations: Port Tewfik and Adabeya.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egypt's new provincial governors: Who's who?". Ahram Online. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Egypt in Figures 2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Investment Regimes, Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°59′N 32°33′E / 29.983°N 32.550°E / 29.983; 32.550