Beni Suef Governorate
|Beni Suef Governorate|
Beni Suef Governorate on the map of Egypt
|Seat||Beni Suef (capital)|
|• Governor||Sherif Mohamed Abdel-Aziz |
|• Total||1,322 km2 (510 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
This governorate's capital is the city of Beni Suef, located about 120 km south of Cairo on the west bank of the Nile River. The area is well known in Egypt for its cement factories. The nearby Meidum pyramid is the only prominent tourist attraction in the area.
Due to different ways of transcribing the spelling it can also be known as Beni Suef, or Beni Swaif.
According to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate live in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of only 23.2%. Out of an estimated 2,856,812 people residing in the governorate, 2,193,871 people live in rural areas as opposed to only 662,941 in urban areas. 
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:
- Kom Abu Radi
- Baiad Al Arab
- The industrial zone 1/31
- The industrial zone 2/31
- The industrial zone 3/31
- The industrial zone 4/31
- Heavy industrial zone Gabal Ghareb
- (New urban community industrial zone) New Beni Suef
- "Egypt's new provincial governors: Who's who?". Ahram Online. December 26, 2015. Archived from the original on January 21, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
- "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Investment Regimes, Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Retrieved 30 October 2016.[permanent dead link]
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- Beni Suef Governorate Official website (in Arabic)
- Beni Suef Museum next to the governorate building
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