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Giza Governorate
Giza Governorate
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Giza Governorate on the map of Egypt
Giza Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 29°16?N 29°40?E / 29.26°N 29.67°E / 29.26; 29.67Coordinates: 29°16?N 29°40?E / 29.26°N 29.67°E / 29.26; 29.67
Country Egypt
SeatGiza (capital)
Government
 o GovernorAhmed Rashed Mustafa Atifi[2]
Area
 o Total85,153 km2 (32,878 sq mi)
Population
(January 2018)
 o Total8,759,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2017)0.698[3]
medium
Websitehttp://www.giza.gov.eg

Giza Governorate (Egyptian Arabic: Muf?et El Giza) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is in the center of the country, situated on the west bank of the Nile River opposite Cairo. Its capital is the city of Giza. It includes a stretch of the left bank of the Nile Valley around Giza, and acquired a large stretch of Egypt's Western Desert, including Bahariya Oasis when the 6th of October Governorate was merged into it on 14 April 2011. The Giza Governorate is also home to the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.

Overview

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.[4]

Municipal divisions

The governorate is divided into municipal divisions, with a total estimated population as of July 2017 of 8,666,090. In the case of Giza governorate, there are a number of aqsam and marakiz, with fully urban and rural parts. Sometimes a markaz and a kism share a name.[5][6]

Municipal Divisions
Anglicized name Native name Arabic transliteration Population
(July 2017 Est.)
Type
Dokki Ad-Duqq? 71,161 Kism (fully urban)
Pyramids ? Al-Ahr?m 661,478 Kism (fully urban)
Agouza ? Al-'Aj?zah 279,400 Kism (fully urban)
El Ayyat ? Al-'Ayy 494,548 Markaz
El Badrashein ? Al-Badrashayn 539,656 Markaz
El Hawamdeya Al-?aw?midiyah 191,552 Kism (urban and rural parts)
Giza Al-J?zah 286,668 Kism (fully urban)
Giza ? Al-J?zah 369,351 Markaz
El Omraniya Al-'Umr?niyah 367,274 Kism (fully urban)
El Wahat El Bahariya ? ? Al-Wt al-Ba?ariyah 39,415 Kism (urban and rural parts)
El Warraq Al-Warr?q 724,963 Kism (urban and rural parts)
Sheikh Zayed City ? Ash-Shaykh Z?yid 90,997 Kism (fully urban)
El Saff ? ? A?-?aff 420,306 Markaz
Atfeh ? A?f 370,079 Markaz
A?-lb?ah 459,178 Kism (fully urban)
Ossim ? Aws?m 384,527 Markaz
Bulaq ? B?l?q al-Dakr?r 963,201 Kism (fully urban)
Imbaba Imb?bah 634,686 Kism (fully urban)
Imbaba ? Imb?bah 518,036 Markaz
Kerdasa ? Kird?sah 449,596 Markaz
6th of October City (2) 6 Mad?nat Sittah Ukt?bar 2 197,019 Kism (fully urban)
6 October City (1 & 3) 6 / ? 6 Mad?nat Sittah Ukt?bar 1 & 3 152,999 Kism (fully urban)

Population

According to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate lived in urban areas, with an urbanization rate of 58.6%. Out of an estimated 7,585,115 people residing in the governorate, 4,446,805 people lived in urban areas as opposed to only 3,138,310 in rural areas.[9]

According to population estimates from 2018 the majority of residents in the governorate live in urban areas, with an urbanization rate of 60.9%. Out of an estimated 8,759,000 people residing in the governorate, 5,332,000 people live in urban areas as opposed to only 3,428,000 in rural areas.[1]

Industrial zones

According to the Egyptian Governing Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), and the Ministry of Investment, the following industrial zones are located in this governorate:[10]

  • Abo Rwash Industrial Zone
  • 6 October Industrial Zone[11]
  • Al Wahat (Heavy) Industrial zone

Important sites

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and people come from all over the world each year to see it. It is located in the Giza pyramid complex.

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Projects

In 1981, the Basic Village Service Program (BVS), under the auspices of USAID, had several water, and road projects, going on in several markazes in the Giza Governorate.[12]

In a program that began on August 28, 2012 (through 2018), the European Union invested 40 million Euros on upgrading the infrastructure of informal areas in Giza Governorate.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Population estimates by governorate: CAPMAS". www.capmas.gov.eg. 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. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Social Solidarity Ministry to provide citizens with disabilities financial support". Egypt Independent. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Giza Governorate Subdivisions". CityPopulation.de. Archived from the original on 2018-11-24. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Markazes of Egypt". statoids.com. Gwillim Law. Archived from the original on 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "EGYPT Administrative Division". Citypopulation.de. 2012-01-08. Archived from the original on February 20, 2014. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "State Information Services Population". sis.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19.
  9. ^ "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Archived from the original on 2018-11-23. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Giza Governorate" (PDF). GAFI. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-11-23. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Egypt: The Basic Village Services Program" (PDF). USAID. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ "Upgrading Informal Areas in the Greater Cairo Region". European Union External Action. Archived from the original on 2017-01-02.

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