Beheira Governorate

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Beheira Governorate
Flag of Beheira Governorate
Beheira Governorate on the map of Egypt
Beheira Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 30°37′N 30°26′E / 30.61°N 30.43°E / 30.61; 30.43Coordinates: 30°37′N 30°26′E / 30.61°N 30.43°E / 30.61; 30.43
Country  Egypt
Seat Damanhur (capital)
 • Governor Dr Mohamed Sultan [1]
 • Total 10,130 km2 (3,910 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 5,647,233
 • Density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Beheira Governorate (Arabic: البحيرة‎‎ el Beḥēra , IPA: [elbeˈħeːɾæ], "the Lake") is a coastal governorate in Egypt. Located in the northern part of the country in the Nile Delta, its capital is Damanhur.


Beheira governorate enjoys an important strategical place, west of the Rosetta branch of the Nile. It comprises four important highways, namely the Cairo-Alexandria desert road, the Cairo agricultural road, the international road and the circular road. Beheira governorate is also home to a number of the most important Coptic monasteries in Wadi El Natrun (Scetes).

Beheira consists of 13 centres and 14 cities, and contains important industries such as cotton, chemicals, carpets, electricity and fishing.



  1. ^ "Mansour appoints 20 new governors". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 15 August 2013.