is the most populated of the governorates of Egypt
. Its capital, the city of Cairo
, is the national capital of Egypt
, and is part of the Greater Cairo
metropolitan area. Because it is completely urbanized, the governorate is considered a city proper
, and functions as a municipality.
However, there are uninhabited desert areas.
Parts of the governorate were separated in April 2008 to form the Helwan Governorate
, only to be reincorporated into the Cairo Governorate in April 2011.
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.
The governorate is divided into the following municipal divisions
for administrative purposes, with a total estimated population as of July 2017 of 9,570,441.
The current governor is Khaled Abdel-Aal Abdel-Hafez, appointed 30 August 2018.
- Torah and Shaq Al Tho’ban
- South Helwan
- Shaq Al Tho’ban
- Al Robeky
- Al Maasara
- Division Maadi Company for Development and Reconstruction
- Egypt-Ismailia. Road - Al Nozha District
- El Salam City
- El Marg District
- El Sharabya District
- (New urban community industrial zone) Badr City
- (New urban community industrial zone) 15 May
- (New urban community industrial zone) New Cairo
- (New urban community industrial zone) Al Shrouk
Due to its congestion and overcrowded streets, Cairo is not attractive to investors. UN-Habitat is promoting alternative methods of transportation with the aim of relieving these issues.
Projects and programs
In a program that began on 28 August 2012 (through 2018), the European Union invested 40 million Euros on upgrading the infrastructure of informal areas in Cairo Governorate.
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