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Governorates of Egypt. See key below.

Egypt is divided into 29 governorates (singular muhafazah) and one self-governing city. This designation replaces that of "province" (muderiyah). Egyptian governorates are the top tier of the five-tier jurisdiction hierarchy. A governorate is administered by a governor (muhafez) appointed by the president of Egypt. Most governorates have a population density of more than one-thousand per km², while the 3 largest have a population density of less than two per km².

Governorates are either fully "urban" or else they are an admixture of "urban" and "rural". The official distinction between "urban" and "rural" is reflected in the lower tiers: i.e., fully urban governorates have no regions (markaz), as the markaz is, natively, a conglomeration of villages. Moreover, governorates may comprise just one city, as in the case of Cairo or Alexandria. Hence, these one-city governorates are only divided into districts (i.e. urban neighborhoods). Cairo consists of 23 districts; Alexandria consists of 6.

Two new governorates were created in April 2008, Helwan and 6th of October. [1] Luxor was created in December 2009, to be the 29th governorate of Egypt. [2]

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List of the Egyptian governorates

Nr. (key) Name Area (km²) Population (2006) Capital
1 Alexandria 2,679 4,110,015 Alexandria
2 Aswan 34,608 1,184,432 Aswan
3 Asyut 25,926 3,441,597 Asyut
4 Beheira 10,130 4,737,129 Damanhur
5 Beni Suef 1,322 2,290,527 Beni Suef
6 Cairo 214 7,786,640 Cairo
7 Dakahlia 3,471 4,985,187 Mansura
8 Damietta 589 1,092,316 Damietta
9 Faiyum 1,827 2,512,792 Faiyum
10 Gharbia 1,942 4,010,298 Tanta
11 Giza 85,153 6,272,571 Giza
12 Ismailia 1,442 942,832 Ismailia
13 Kafr el-Sheikh 3,437 2,618,111 Kafr el-Sheikh
14 Matruh 212,112 322,341 Marsa Matruh
15 Minya 32,279 4,179,309 Minya
16 Monufia 1,532 3,270,404 Shibin el-Kom
17 New Valley 376,505 187,256 Kharga
18 North Sinai 27,574 339,752 Arish
19 Port Said 72 570,768 Port Said
20 Qalyubia 1,001 4,237,003 Banha
21 Qena 1,851 3,001,494 Qena
22 Red Sea 203,685 288,233 Hurghada
23 Sharqia 4,180 5,340,058 Zagazig
24 Sohag 1,547 3,746,377 Sohag
25 South Sinai 33,140 149,335 el-Tor
26 Suez 17,840 510,935 Suez
27 Luxor 55 451,318 Luxor
28 Helwan n/a 643,327 Helwan
29 6th of October n/a 500,000 6th of October City

The governorates are further divided into regions (markazes).

Map of Egyptian governorates

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