Beni Suef Governorate

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Beni Suef Governorate
Flag of Beni Suef Governorate
Beni Suef Governorate on the map of Egypt
Beni Suef Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 28°53′N 30°41′E / 28.88°N 30.68°E / 28.88; 30.68Coordinates: 28°53′N 30°41′E / 28.88°N 30.68°E / 28.88; 30.68
Country  Egypt
Seat Beni Suef (capital)
 • Governor Mohamed Magdy Al-Batity[1]
 • Total 1,322 km2 (510 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 2,771,138
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Beni Suef (Egyptian Arabic: محافظة بنى سويف‎‎) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is situated in the center of the country.


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.


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

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