Sharqia Governorate

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Sharqiyya Governorate
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Sharqia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 30°42′N31°38′E / 30.7°N 31.63°E / 30.7; 31.63 Coordinates: 30°42′N31°38′E / 30.7°N 31.63°E / 30.7; 31.63
CountryFlag of Egypt.svg  Egypt
Seat Zagazig (capital)
Government
  GovernorMamdouh Mustafa El-Sayed Ahmed Gharab [1]
Area
  Total4,180 km2 (1,610 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2018)
  Total8,017,894 [2]
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2017)0.694 [3]
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Website www.sharkia.gov.eg

Sharqia Governorate (Arabic : محافظة الشرقيةMuḥāfẓet El Sharʔiya, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation:  [eʃ.ʃæɾˈʔejjæ] , rural: [eʃ.ʃæɾˈɡejje] ) 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.

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Overview

Farms in Diarb Negm Farms in dirab negm.jpg
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 nameNative nameArabic transliterationPopulation
(July 2017 Est.)
Type
Abu Hammadمركز أبو حمادAbū Ḥammād433,336 Markaz
Abu Kebirمركز أبوكبيرAbū Kabīr447,083Markaz
El Husseiniyaمركز الحسينيةAl-Ḥusayniyah373,774Markaz
El Ibrahimiyaمركز الأبراهيميةAl-Ibrāhīmiyah183,209Markaz
El Qanayatقسم القناياتAl-Qanāyāt63,016Kism (fully urban)
El Qureinقسم القرينAl-Qurayn84,358Kism (fully urban)
New Salhiaقسم الصالحية الجديدةAṣ-Ṣaliḥiyah al-Jadīdah52,883Kism (fully urban)
Awlad Saqrمركز أولاد صقرAwlād Ṣaqr226,973Markaz
Zagazig 1قسم اول الزقازيقAz-Zaqāzīq 1176,240Kism (fully urban)
Zagazig 2قسم ثان الزقازيقAz-Zaqāzīq 2207,463Kism (fully urban)
Zagazigمركز الزقازيقAz-Zaqāzīq877,977Markaz
Bilbeisمركز بلبيسBilbays818,029Markaz
Diyarb Negmمركز ديرب نجمDiyarb Najm493,043Markaz
Faqousقسم فاقوسFāqūs104,244Kism (fully urban)
Faqousمركز فاقوسFāqūs615,176Markaz
Hihyaمركز ههياHihyā299,620Markaz
Kafr Saqrمركز كفر صقرKafr Ṣaqr279,595Markaz
10th of Ramadan City 1قسم أول مدينة عشرة رمضانMadīnat 'Ashirh min-Ramaḍān 174,164Kism (fully urban)
10th of Ramadan City 2قسم ثان مدينة عشرة رمضانMadīnat 'Ashirh min-Ramaḍān 2145,278Kism (fully urban)
Mashtool El Soukمركز مشتول السوقMashtūl as-Sūq219,794Markaz
Minya El Qamhمركز منيا القمحMinyā al-Qamḥ771,987Markaz
Minshat Abu Omar مركز منشاه ابوعمرMunshāh Abū 'Umar86,670Markaz
Tanis مركز صان الحجرṢān al-Ḥajar158,443Markaz

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.

NamePopulation

(2006 census) [10]

Location
10th of Ramadan 29,601 30°18′23″N31°44′29″E / 30.306503°N 31.741455°E / 30.306503; 31.741455 (10th of Ramadan)
Abu Hammad 36,592 30°32′40″N31°40′47″E / 30.544376°N 31.679831°E / 30.544376; 31.679831 (Abu Hammad)
Abu Kebir 104,100 30°43′00″N31°40′00″E / 30.716667°N 31.666667°E / 30.716667; 31.666667 (Abu Kebir)
Awlad Saqr 19,515 30°55′49″N31°41′51″E / 30.9303418°N 31.6974966°E / 30.9303418; 31.6974966 (Awlad Saqr)
Bilbeis 141,285 30°25′00″N31°34′00″E / 30.416667°N 31.566667°E / 30.416667; 31.566667 (Bilbeis)
Diyarb Negm 52,611 30°45′05″N31°27′28″E / 30.751389°N 31.457778°E / 30.751389; 31.457778 (Diyarb Negm)
El Husseiniya 29,565 30°51′40″N31°55′11″E / 30.8610931°N 31.919806°E / 30.8610931; 31.919806 (El Husseiniya)
El Ibrahimiya 35,022 30°43′06″N31°33′47″E / 30.7183986°N 31.5630861°E / 30.7183986; 31.5630861 (El Ibrahimiya)
El Qurein 64,559 30°36′06″N31°44′39″E / 30.601771°N 31.744135°E / 30.601771; 31.744135 (El Qurein)
Faqous 73,081 30°44′00″N31°48′00″E / 30.733333°N 31.8°E / 30.733333; 31.8 (Faqous)
Hihya 43,672 30°40′07″N31°35′25″E / 30.668702°N 31.5904°E / 30.668702; 31.5904 (Hihya)
Kafr Saqr 30,004 30°47′47″N31°37′34″E / 30.796389°N 31.626111°E / 30.796389; 31.626111 (Kafr Saqr)
Mashtool El Souk 47,153 30°21′38″N31°22′39″E / 30.360556°N 31.3775°E / 30.360556; 31.3775 (Mashtool El Souk)
Minya El Qamh 67,450 30°30′55″N31°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″N31°56′28″E / 30.629774°N 31.941019°E / 30.629774; 31.941019 (New Salhia)
Zagazig*318,393 30°34′00″N31°30′00″E / 30.566667°N 31.5°E / 30.566667; 31.5 (Zagazig)

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