Aswan Governorate
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Aswan Governorate
Aswan Governorate
Flag of Aswan Governorate
Official logo of Aswan Governorate
Aswan Governorate on the map of Egypt
Aswan Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 23°35?N 32°49?E / 23.59°N 32.82°E / 23.59; 32.82Coordinates: 23°35?N 32°49?E / 23.59°N 32.82°E / 23.59; 32.82
Country Egypt
SeatAswan (capital)
 o GovernorAhmed Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim[2]
 o Total62,726 km2 (24,219 sq mi)
(January 2018)
 o Total1,501,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2017)0.686[4]

Aswan Governorate (Arabic: Muf?zah Asw?n) is one of the governorates of Egypt. The southernmost governorate in Upper Egypt, its capital is Aswan.

The Aswan Governorate borders Qena to the north, Red Sea Governorate to the east, New Valley Governorate to the west, and Sudan's Northern state to the south. It has a population of 1,394,687 inhabitants (2014), and occupies an area of 62,726 km².


The rate of poverty is more than 60% in this governorate but recently some social safety networks have been provided in the form of financial assistance and job opportunities. The funding has been coordinated by the country's Ministry of Finance and with assistance from international organizations.[5]

Municipal divisions

The governorate is divided into the following municipal divisions for administrative purposes with a total estimated population as of July 2017 of 1,481,446. In some instances there is a markaz and a kism with the same name.[6][7]

Municipal Divisions
Anglicized name Native name Arabic transliteration Population
(July 2017 Est.)
Abu Simbel ? ? Ab? Sunbul 7,652 Markaz
Aswan ? Asw?n 71,810 Markaz
Aswan 1 Asw?n 1 152,899 Kism (fully urban)
Aswan 2 Asw?n 2 168,862 Kism (fully urban)
Daraw ? ? Daraw 137,245 Markaz
Edfu ? ? Idf? 462,400 Markaz
Kom Ombo ? ? Kawm Umb? 388,555 Markaz
New Aswan ? Mad?nat Asw?n al-Jad?dah 96 New City
New Tushka ? Mad?nat T?shka al-Jad?dah New City
Nasser City ? Na?r 91,927 Markaz


According to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate live in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of only 42.3%. Out of an estimated 1,431,488 people residing in the governorate, 826,543 people live in rural areas as opposed to only 604,945 in urban areas.[8]


The following are in Aswan Governorate.

Industrial zone

According to the Egyptian Governing Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), in affiliation with the Ministry of Investment (MOI), there is an industrial zone called El Shalalat located in this governorate:[9]

Important sites

See also


  1. ^ "Population Estimates By Governorate ( Urban /Rural ) 1/1/2018". Archived from the original on 2018-11-02. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ ".. ? ? ". Almasry Alyoum (in Arabic). 30 August 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-08-31. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Britannica Book of the Year 2014, p.589
  4. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Social Solidarity Ministry to provide citizens with disabilities financial support". Egypt Independent. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Aswan Governorates Subdivisions". Archived from the original on 2018-11-25. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Markazes of Egypt". Gwillim Law. Archived from the original on 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-10-19. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Archived from the original on 2018-11-23. Retrieved 2018.

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