Suez Governorate

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Suez Governorate
Flag of Suez Governorate
Suez Governorate on the map of Egypt
Suez Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Suez (capital)
 • Governor Ahmed Helmi Fathi [1]
 • Total 17,840 km2 (6,890 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 607,775
 • Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Suez Governorate (Egyptian Arabic: محافظة السويس‎‎ Muḥāfẓet El Suweis) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the north-eastern part of the country and is coterminous with the city of Suez. It is situated north of the Gulf of Suez.


According to population estimates from 2015 all 622,859 residents of the governorate live in urban areas. With an urbanization rate of 100% the Suez Governorate is one of the most urbanized in the country, along with Cairo and Port Said.[2]

Industrial zones[edit]

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:[3]

  • The industrial zone for light industries
  • North Ataka heavy industrial zone
  • West ataka heavy industrial zone
  • (New urban community industrial zones) Ataka and its expansions
  • (New urban community industrial zones) South of the Sumed - Petrochemicals


There are five ports in the Suez Governorate; namely El-Sokhna port, Tewfiq port, Adabeya port, petrol basin port, and El-Atka fishing port.

Natural resources[edit]

Natural resources in the Suez Governorate include limestone, clay, coal, petroleum, marble, and lime.


The chief exports of Suez are papayas.

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Ein El-Sokhna, a well known recreational and medical destination.
  • Moses' springs
  • Judaic Hill at El-Khoor

Public Free Zone[edit]

In 1975, the Suez Public Free Zone was established. It is divided between two main locations: Port Tewfik and Adabeya.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Egypt's new provincial governors: Who's who?". Ahram Online. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Egypt in Figures 2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Investment Regimes, Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 

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Coordinates: 29°59′N 32°33′E / 29.983°N 32.550°E / 29.983; 32.550