Sohag Governorate

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Sohag Governorate
Flag of Sohag Governorate
Sohag Governorate on the map of Egypt
Sohag Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 26°34′N 31°42′E / 26.56°N 31.7°E / 26.56; 31.7Coordinates: 26°34′N 31°42′E / 26.56°N 31.7°E / 26.56; 31.7
Country  Egypt
Seat Sohag (capital)
 • Total 1,547 km2 (597 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 4,469,151
 • Density 2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Sohag Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the southern part of the country (Upper Egypt), and covers a stretch of the Nile Valley. Since 1960, its capital has been the city of Sohag. Prior to that, the capital was the city of Girga and the name of the governorate was Girga Governorate.[1]


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  1. ^ Law, Gwillim (1999). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998 (snippet view). Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-7864-0729-3. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 

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