Sharqia Governorate
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Sharqia Governorate
Sharqiyya Governorate
Flag of Sharqiyya Governorate
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Official logo of Sharqiyya Governorate
Sharqia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Sharqia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 30°42?N 31°38?E / 30.7°N 31.63°E / 30.7; 31.63Coordinates: 30°42?N 31°38?E / 30.7°N 31.63°E / 30.7; 31.63
Country Egypt
SeatZagazig (capital)
Government
 o GovernorMamdouh Mustafa El-Sayed Ahmed Gharab[2]
Area
 o Total4,180 km2 (1,610 sq mi)
Population
(December 2018)
 o Total8,017,894[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2017)0.694[3]
medium
Websitewww.sharkia.gov.eg

Sharqiyya Governorate (Arabic: ?Muhafzet Al-Sharqiyya, Arabic pronunciation: [a?.?æ?'qejjæ]) is the 3rd most populous of the governorates of Egypt. Located in the northern part of the country, its capital is the city of Zagazig.

Overview

Farms in Diarb Negm

Bilbeis is the former capital of Sharqia. A section of the governorate once was part of the Qalyubia Governorate. There is a strong agriculture industry, poultry and fish farming in Sharqia.[4]

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 7,192,355. 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.)
Type
Abu Hammad ? ? Ab? ?amm?d 433,336 Markaz
Abu Kebir ? ? Ab? Kab?r 447,083 Markaz
El Husseiniya ? Al-?usayniyah 373,774 Markaz
El Ibrahimiya ? Al-Ibr?h?miyah 183,209 Markaz
El Qanayat Al-Qan?y?t 63,016 Kism (fully urban)
El Qurein Al-Qurayn 84,358 Kism (fully urban)
New Salhia ? A?-?ali?iyah al-Jad?dah 52,883 Kism (fully urban)
Awlad Saqr ? Awl?d ?aqr 226,973 Markaz
Zagazig 1 Az-Zaq?z?q 1 176,240 Kism (fully urban)
Zagazig 2 Az-Zaq?z?q 2 207,463 Kism (fully urban)
Zagazig ? Az-Zaq?z?q 877,977 Markaz
Bilbeis ? Bilbays 818,029 Markaz
Diyarb Negm ? ? Diyarb Najm 493,043 Markaz
Faqous F?q?s 104,244 Kism (fully urban)
Faqous ? F?q?s 615,176 Markaz
Hihya ? ? Hihy? 299,620 Markaz
Kafr Saqr ? Kafr ?aqr 279,595 Markaz
10th of Ramadan City 1 ? Mad?nat 'Ashirh min-Raman 1 74,164 Kism (fully urban)
10th of Ramadan City 2 ? Mad?nat 'Ashirh min-Raman 2 145,278 Kism (fully urban)
Mashtool El Souk ? Masht?l as-S?q 219,794 Markaz
Minya El Qamh ? ? Miny? al-Qam? 771,987 Markaz
Minshat Abu Omar ? Munsh?h Ab? 'Umar 86,670 Markaz
Tanis ? n al-?ajar 158,443 Markaz

Population

According to population estimates, in 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate lived in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of only 23.1%. Out of an estimated 6,485,412 people residing in the governorate in 2015, 4,987,707 people lived in rural areas and 1,497,705 lived in urban areas.[8]

Industrial zones

According to the Governing Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) the governorate is home to two industrial zones. They are located in New Salhia, and in 10th of Ramadan.[9]

Cities and towns

The following cities and towns are located in Sharqia Governorate.

Name Population

(2006 census)[10]

Location
10th of Ramadan 29,601 30°18?23?N 31°44?29?E / 30.306503°N 31.741455°E / 30.306503; 31.741455 (10th of Ramadan)
Abu Hammad 36,592 30°32?40?N 31°40?47?E / 30.544376°N 31.679831°E / 30.544376; 31.679831 (Abu Hammad)
Abu Kebir 104,100 30°43?00?N 31°40?00?E / 30.716667°N 31.666667°E / 30.716667; 31.666667 (Abu Kebir)
Awlad Saqr 19,515 30°55?49?N 31°41?51?E / 30.9303418°N 31.6974966°E / 30.9303418; 31.6974966 (Awlad Saqr)
Bilbeis 141,285 30°25?00?N 31°34?00?E / 30.416667°N 31.566667°E / 30.416667; 31.566667 (Bilbeis)
Diyarb Negm 52,611 30°45?05?N 31°27?28?E / 30.751389°N 31.457778°E / 30.751389; 31.457778 (Diyarb Negm)
El Husseiniya 29,565 30°51?40?N 31°55?11?E / 30.8610931°N 31.919806°E / 30.8610931; 31.919806 (El Husseiniya)
El Ibrahimiya 35,022 30°43?06?N 31°33?47?E / 30.7183986°N 31.5630861°E / 30.7183986; 31.5630861 (El Ibrahimiya)
El Qurein 64,559 30°36?06?N 31°44?39?E / 30.601771°N 31.744135°E / 30.601771; 31.744135 (El Qurein)
Faqous 73,081 30°44?00?N 31°48?00?E / 30.733333°N 31.8°E / 30.733333; 31.8 (Faqous)
Hihya 43,672 30°40?07?N 31°35?25?E / 30.668702°N 31.5904°E / 30.668702; 31.5904 (Hihya)
Kafr Saqr 30,004 30°47?47?N 31°37?34?E / 30.796389°N 31.626111°E / 30.796389; 31.626111 (Kafr Saqr)
Mashtool El Souk 47,153 30°21?38?N 31°22?39?E / 30.360556°N 31.3775°E / 30.360556; 31.3775 (Mashtool El Souk)
Minya El Qamh 67,450 30°30?55?N 31°20?46?E / 30.515278°N 31.346111°E / 30.515278; 31.346111 (Minya El Qamh)
El Salheya El Gedida 9,350 30°37?47?N 31°56?28?E / 30.629774°N 31.941019°E / 30.629774; 31.941019 (New Salhia)
Zagazig* 318,393 30°34?00?N 31°30?00?E / 30.566667°N 31.5°E / 30.566667; 31.5 (Zagazig)

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Population Estimates By Governorate ( Urban /Rural ) 10/12/2018". 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. ^ "Al-Sharqiyyah GOVERNORATE, EGYPT". britannica.
  5. ^ "Social Solidarity Ministry to provide citizens with disabilities financial support". Egypt Independent. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Ash-Sharqiyah Governorates Subdivisions". CityPopulation.de. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Markazes of Egypt". statoids.com. 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.
  10. ^ ? ? 2006 - ?. ? ? . : 9 2016.
  11. ^ "Families who rule Egypt: 1. The Abazas, family of bashas (in Arabic)". Archived from the original on 2015-11-28. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Arab or Circassian? Or a mix of both? (in Arabic)". al-Hayat. Archived from the original on 2016-12-27. Retrieved .

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