Egyptian Protectorates

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Law 102 of 1983 empowered the Prime Minister to designate certain areas to be declared as protectorates. A Prime Minister's decree defines the limits of each protected area and sets the basic principles for its management and for the preservation of its resources. Twenty four protectorates have been declared so far. Note that these are completely unrelated to colonial "protectorates".

Protectorates declared in the framework of Law 102 of year 1983[edit]

Protectorates Name Declaration Area (km²) Governorate P.M. Decree Coordinates
1 Ras Muhammad National Park 1983 850 South Sinai 1068/1983 and 2035/1996 27°43′20″N 34°15′14″E / 27.7222°N 34.2539°E / 27.7222; 34.2539
2 Nabaq Protectorate 1992 600 South Sinai 1511/1992 and 33/1996 28°16′41″N 34°22′48″E / 28.27806°N 34.38000°E / 28.27806; 34.38000
3 Abu Galum Protectorate near Taba 1992 500 South Sinai 1511/1992 and 33/1996 28°52′25″N 34°27′31″E / 28.87361°N 34.45861°E / 28.87361; 34.45861
4 Taba Protectorate 1998 3595 South Sinai 316/1998 29°30′N 34°53′E / 29.500°N 34.883°E / 29.500; 34.883
5 Saint Kathrine National Park 1988 5750 South Sinai 613/1988 and 940/1996 28°33′20″N 33°58′34″E / 28.55556°N 33.97611°E / 28.55556; 33.97611
6 Ahrash Protectorate near Rafah 1985 8 North Sinai 1429/1985 and 3379/1996 31°17′31″N 34°13′13″E / 31.29194°N 34.22028°E / 31.29194; 34.22028
7 Azzaraniq Protectorate near Arish 1985 230 North Sinai 1429/1985 and 3379/1996 31°06′00″N 33°26′31″E / 31.10000°N 33.44194°E / 31.10000; 33.44194
8 Ashtum El Gamil Protectorate 1988 180 Port Said 459/1988 and 2780/1998 31°15′35″N 32°09′34″E / 31.25972°N 32.15944°E / 31.25972; 32.15944
9 el-Omayed Protectorate near Alamin 1986 700 Matrouh Governorate 671/1986 and 3276/1996 30°49′05″N 29°09′44″E / 30.81806°N 29.16222°E / 30.81806; 29.16222
10 Petrified Forest Protectorate 1989 7 Cairo 944/1989 29°58′49″N 31°27′27″E / 29.98028°N 31.45750°E / 29.98028; 31.45750
11 El Hassana Dome Protectorate 1989 1 Giza 946/1989 30°01′38″N 31°03′44″E / 30.02722°N 31.06222°E / 30.02722; 31.06222
12 Lake Qarun Protectorate 1989 250 Fayoum 943/1989 and 2954/1997 29°27′13″N 30°34′51″E / 29.45361°N 30.58083°E / 29.45361; 30.58083
13 Wadi Elrayan Protectorate 1989 1225 Fayoum 943/1989 and 2954/1997 29°08′52″N 30°23′33″E / 29.14778°N 30.39250°E / 29.14778; 30.39250
14 Sannur Valley Cave Protectorate 1992 12 Beni Suef 1204/1992 and 709/1997 28°37′23″N 31°17′11″E / 28.62306°N 31.28639°E / 28.62306; 31.28639
15 Wadi el-Assuti Protectorate 1989 35 Assuit 942/11989 and 710/1997 27°12′44″N 31°20′21″E / 27.21222°N 31.33917°E / 27.21222; 31.33917
16 Saluga and Ghazal Protectorate 1986 0.5 Aswan 928/1986 24°05′37″N 32°53′13″E / 24.09361°N 32.88694°E / 24.09361; 32.88694
17 Wadi Allaqi Protectorate 1989 30000 Aswan 945/1989 and 2378/1996 20°20′N 32°40′E / 20.333°N 32.667°E / 20.333; 32.667
18 Gabal Elba National Park 1986 35600 Red Sea Governorate 450/1986 and 642/1995 22°11′16″N 36°22′14″E / 22.18778°N 36.37056°E / 22.18778; 36.37056
19 Lake Burullus Protectorate 1998 460 Kafr El Sheikh 1444/1998 31°29′N 30°52′E / 31.483°N 30.867°E / 31.483; 30.867
20 Nile Islands Protectorates 1998 160 All Governorates on the Nile 1969/1998 29°59′03″N 31°13′35″E / 29.98417°N 31.22639°E / 29.98417; 31.22639
21 Wadi Degla Protectorate 1999 60 Cairo 47/1999 and 3057/1999 29°57′34″N 31°19′54″E / 29.95944°N 31.33167°E / 29.95944; 31.33167
22 Siwa Oasis 2002 7800 Matrouh Governorate Decree 1219/2002 29°11′N 25°33′E / 29.183°N 25.550°E / 29.183; 25.550
23 White Desert National Park 2002 3010 New Valley Governorate 1220/2002 27°03′30″N 27°58′12″E / 27.05833°N 27.97000°E / 27.05833; 27.97000
24 Wadi el-Gemal National Park near Hamata 2003 7450 Red Sea Governorate 143/2003 24°17′10″N 35°22′45″E / 24.28611°N 35.37917°E / 24.28611; 35.37917
25 Red Sea Northern Islands 2006 1991 1618/2006
26 El Gulf El Kebeer 2007 48523 10/2007
27 El-Dababya 2007 1 109/2007
28 El-Salum 2007 383 533/2010
29 El-Wahat El-Bahreya 2010 109 2656/2010
30 Mount Kamel Meteor Protectorate 2012 20 271/2012

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