Aswan Governorate

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Aswan Governorate
Governorate
Flag of Aswan Governorate
Flag
Aswan Governorate on the map of Egypt
Aswan Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 23°35′N 32°49′E / 23.59°N 32.82°E / 23.59; 32.82Coordinates: 23°35′N 32°49′E / 23.59°N 32.82°E / 23.59; 32.82
Country  Egypt
Seat Aswan (capital)
Government
 • Governor Magdy Fouad Hegazy[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 62,726 km2 (24,219 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,394,687
 • Density 22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Website Aswan

Aswan Governorate (Egyptian Arabic: محافظة أسوان‎‎ Muḥāfẓet Aswān) is one of the governorates of Egypt. The southernmost governorate in Upper Egypt, its capital is Aswan.

The Aswan Governorate borders Qena to the north, Red Sea Governorate to the east, New Valley Governorate to the west, and Sudan's Northern state to the south. It has a population of 1,394,687 inhabitants (2014), and occupies an area of 62,726 km².

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 42.3%. Out of an estimated 1,431,488 people residing in the governorate, 826,543 people live in rural areas as opposed to only 604,945 in urban areas. [3]

Cities[edit]

Industrial zone[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:[4]

  • Al shalalat

Important sites[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egypt's new provincial governors: Who's who?". Ahram Online. December 26, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Britannica Book of the Year 2014, p.589
  3. ^ "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Investment Regimes, Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 

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