Qena Governorate on the map of Egypt
|• Governor||Abdel Hameed Abdel Aziz ElHaggan |
|• Total||9,565 km2 (3,693 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
Qena Governorate (Egyptian Arabic: محافظة قنا Muḥāfẓet Qinā) is one of the governorates of Egypt. Located in the southern part of the country, it covers a stretch of the Nile valley. Its capital is the city of Qena.
According to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate live in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of only 19.7%. Out of an estimated 3,045,504 people residing in the governorate, 2,445,051 people live in rural areas as opposed to only 600,453 in urban areas. 
- Abu Tesht
- El Waqf
- Armant (Iuny or Hermonthis)
- Esna (Senet or Tasenet or Iunyt or Latopolis)
- Nag Hammadi
- Naqada (Nubt or Ombos)
- Qena (Kaine)
- Qift (Gebtu or Koptos)
- Qus (Gesa or Gesy or Apollinopolis Parva)
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:
In 1981, the Basic Village Service Program (BVS) had several water, road and other projects going on in several markazes in the Qena Governorate.
Other important sites
- Contra Latopolis (el-Hella)
- Djerty (Tuphium or Tod)
- El Qala
- Hefat (El Mo'alla)
- Hut-Sekhem (Diospolis Parva or Hiw)
- Khenoboskion (El Qasr or El Saiyad)
- Madu (Medamud)
- Per-Hathor (Aphroditopolis or Pathyris or Gebelein)
- Tantere (Iunet or Tentyris or Dendara)
- "Egypt Government Governorates Directory". Retrieved 17 October 2016.
- "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Investment Regimes, Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
- "Egypt: The Basic Village Services Program" (PDF). USAID. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
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