Ras Gharib

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Ras Gharib
Egyptian Arabic: راس غارب
Ras Ghareb from air.jpg
Ras Gharib is located in Egypt
Ras Gharib
Ras Gharib
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 28°21′35″N 33°04′39″E / 28.35972°N 33.07750°E / 28.35972; 33.07750
Country  Egypt
Governorate Red Sea
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 32,369
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Ras Gharib (Egyptian Arabic: راس غاربRās Ġāreb  pronounced [ɾɑːs ˈɣæːɾeb]) is the northernmost of the markazes (municipalities) in the Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, situated on the African side of the Gulf of Suez. It has an area of 10,464.46 km². At the 2006 Egyptian national census, the population numbered 32,369.[1] It is and one of the leading centers of petroleum production in Egypt, having housed the main operations for first the Anglo-Egyptian Oil Company (a branch of Royal Dutch Shell) and then the Egyptian national petroleum company. For a time it was the capital of the Red Sea Governorate.

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Coordinates: 28°21′35″N 33°04′39″E / 28.35972°N 33.07750°E / 28.35972; 33.07750