Al Sharqia Governorate

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Al Sharqia Governorate
Governorate
Flag of Al Sharqia Governorate
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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)
Area
 • 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 Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الشرقية‎‎ aš-Šarqiyyah  Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [eʃ.ʃæɾˈʔejjæ], rural: [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.

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