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Sharqia Governorate
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Several terms redirect here. For other uses, see Ash Sharqiyah (disambiguation).
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.
Sharqiyya Governorate
Governorate

Flag

Sharqia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 30.7°N 31.63°E
Country
 Egypt
SeatZagazig (capital)
Government
 • GovernorMamdouh Mustafa El-Sayed Ahmed Gharab[2]
Area
 • Total4,180 km2 (1,610 sq mi)
Population (December 2018)
 • Total8,017,894[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2017)0.694[3]
medium
Website
www.sharkia.gov.eg
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 nameNative nameArabic transliterationPopulation
(July 2017 Est.)
Type
Abu Hammadمركز أبو حمادAbū Ḥammād433,336Markaz
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 Omarمركز منشاه ابوعمرMunshāh Abū 'Umar86,670Markaz
Tanisمركز 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 Ramadan29,60130.306503°N 31.741455°E
Abu Hammad36,59230.544376°N 31.679831°E
Abu Kebir104,10030.716667°N 31.666667°E
Awlad Saqr19,51530.9303418°N 31.6974966°E
Bilbeis141,28530.416667°N 31.566667°E
Diyarb Negm52,61130.751389°N 31.457778°E
El Husseiniya29,56530.8610931°N 31.919806°E
El Ibrahimiya35,02230.7183986°N 31.5630861°E
El Qurein64,55930.601771°N 31.744135°E
Faqous73,08130.733333°N 31.8°E
Hihya43,67230.668702°N 31.5904°E
Kafr Saqr30,00430.796389°N 31.626111°E
Mashtool El Souk47,15330.360556°N 31.3775°E
Minya El Qamh67,45030.515278°N 31.346111°E
El Salheya El Gedida9,35030.629774°N 31.941019°E
Zagazig*318,39330.566667°N 31.5°E
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 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "رسمياً.. المحافظون الجدد ونوابهم يؤدون اليمين الدستورية أمام الرئيس". Almasry Alyoum (in Arabic). 30 August 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-08-31. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Al-Sharqiyyah GOVERNORATE, EGYPT". britannica.
  5. ^ "Social Solidarity Ministry to provide citizens with disabilities financial support". Egypt Independent. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Ash-Sharqiyah Governorates Subdivisions". CityPopulation.de. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  7. ^ "Markazes of Egypt". statoids.com. Gwillim Law. Archived from the original on 2017-10-19. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-10-19. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Archived from the original on 2018-11-23. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  10. ^ البيانات السكانية لمدينة أو قرية حسب تقديرات السكان 2006 - محافظة الشرقية. الجهاز المركزي للتعبئة العامة والإحصاء. تاريخ الوصول: 9 يناير 2016.
  11. ^ "Families who rule Egypt: 1. The Abazas, family of bashas (in Arabic)". Archived from the original on 2015-11-28. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  12. ^ "Arab or Circassian? Or a mix of both? (in Arabic)". al-Hayat. Archived from the original on 2016-12-27. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
External links
El Watan News of Sharqia Governorate
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