Al Sharqia Governorate

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Al Sharqia Governorate
Flag of Al Sharqia Governorate
Al Sharqia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Al Sharqia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 30°42′N 31°38′E / 30.7°N 31.63°E / 30.7; 31.63Coordinates: 30°42′N 31°38′E / 30.7°N 31.63°E / 30.7; 31.63
Country  Egypt
Seat Zagazig (capital)
 • Total 4,180 km2 (1,610 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 6,327,562
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
"Al Sharqia" redirects here. For other uses, see Ash Sharqiyah (disambiguation).

Al Sharqia Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الشرقيةaš-Šarqiyyah , Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [eʃ.ʃæɾˈʔejjæ], peasant pronunciation: [eʃ.ʃæɾˈɡejje]; English: Eastern Governorate or "Eastern Province") is the 3rd most populous of the governorates of Egypt. Located in the northern part of the country, its capital is the city of Zagazig.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1996 4,281,068 —    
2006 5,354,041 +25.1%
2014E 6,327,562 +18.2%

Notable people[edit]


Ahmed Orabi the Egyptian leader during the British occupation

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