Asyut Governorate

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Asyut Governorate
Flag of Asyut Governorate
Asyut Governorate on the map of Egypt
Asyut Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 27°15′07″N 31°05′24″E / 27.252°N 31.09°E / 27.252; 31.09Coordinates: 27°15′07″N 31°05′24″E / 27.252°N 31.09°E / 27.252; 31.09
Country  Egypt
Seat Asyut (capital)
 • Governor Ibrahim Hamad[1]
Population (2014)
 • Total 4,123,441
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Asyut Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. It stretches forNile. The capital of the governorate is the city of Asyut.


The name of Asyut is derived from early Egyptian Zawty (Z3JW.TJ), late Egyptian Səyáwt into Coptic Syowt.


  • Percentage to total area of Egypt: 2.6%.
  • Population: around 3.5 million (male 51.21%; female 48.79%).
  • Population density: 119.6 people/km².
  • Rural population: 2.2 million; urban population: 0.9 million.
  • Percentage to the whole population of Egypt: 4.3%.
  • Population growth rate: 2.6% per year.
  • Assiut Governorate administrative divisions: 11 localities, 52 local administrative units, 235 small villages, and 971 tiny villages.[2]


Important sites[edit]


The governorate of Asyut includes the Ancient Egyptian tombs of Meir, and the town of Durunka, which is a pilgrimage site for many Copts who come to visit a monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary.


Asyut governorate has a population of over 4 million people,with a significant Coptic presence. In 1914, it had the second largest proportion of Copts in Egypt, where they made up 20,7% of the population.[3] However it is likely that figure is underestimated, since the Church claims up to 48,5% while the remaining population are Sunni Muslims.[4]

Prominent people from Asyut[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mansour appoints 20 new governors". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Official Website of the Government of Asyut
  3. ^
  4. ^ "The Coptic Orthodox Church in action - Al-Ahram Weekly". Retrieved 2016-02-18. 

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