Cairo Governorate
Cairo Governorate 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.[citation needed] However, there are uninhabited desert areas.
Cairo Governorate


Cairo Governorate on the map of Egypt
SeatCairo (capital)
 • GovernorKhaled Abdel-Aal Abdel-Hafez[1]
 • Total3,085 km2 (1,191 sq mi)
Population (January 2018)
 • Total9,655,000[2]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2018)0.743[3]
high · 3rd
Websiteبوابة محافظة القاهرة
Historical population
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.[7]
Municipal divisions
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.[8][9]
Mosque in Al-Darb al-Ahmar District of Cairo, Egypt
Municipal Divisions
Anglicized nameNative nameArabic transliterationPopulation
(July 2017 Est.)
15 May Cityقسم 15 مايوMāyū93,879Kism (fully urban)
Abdeenقسم عابدين'Ābidīn40,450Kism (fully urban)
El Darb El Ahmarقسم الدرب الأحمرAl-Darb Al-Aḥmar[10]58,677Kism (fully urban)
Ain Shamsقسم عين شمس'Ain Schams616,374Kism (fully urban)
Amreyaقسم الاميريهAl-Amīriīah153,046Kism (fully urban)
Azbakeyaقسم الأزبكيةAl-Azbakiyah19,826Kism (fully urban)
El Basatinقسم البساتينAl-Basātīn497,041Kism (fully urban)
El Gamaliyaقسم الجماليةAl-Jamāliyah36,485Kism (fully urban)
El Khalifaقسم الخليفةAl-Khalīfah105,578Kism (fully urban)
Maadiقسم المعاديAl-Ma'ādī88,869Kism (fully urban)
El Margقسم المرجAl-Marj801,222Kism (fully urban)
El Masaraقسم المعصرهAl-Ma'ṣarah270,907Kism (fully urban)
El Matareyaقسم المطريةAl-Maṭariyah604,428Kism (fully urban)
El Mokattamقسم المقطمAl-Muqaṭṭam224,860Kism (fully urban)
El Muskiقسم الموسكيAl-Mūskī16,715Kism (fully urban)
New Cairo 1قسم أول القاهرة الجديدةAl-Qāhirah al-Jadīdah 1136,271Kism (fully urban)
New Cairo 2قسم ثان القاهرة الجديدةAl-Qāhirah al-Jadīdah 290,960Kism (fully urban)
New Cairo 3قسم ثالث القاهره الجديدهAl-Qāhirah al-Jadīdah 371,112Kism (fully urban)
El Weiliقسم الوايليAl-Waylī79,548Kism (fully urban)
El Nozhaقسم النزهةAn-Nuzhah231,987Kism (fully urban)
El Sahelقسم الساحلAl-sahel187,806Kism (fully urban)
El Sharabiyaقسم الشرابيةAsh-Sharābiyah187,806Kism (fully urban)
El Shoroukقسم الشروقAsh-Shurūq87,565Kism (fully urban)
El Segilقسم الساحلAs-Sāḥil317,442Kism (fully urban)
El Salamقسم أول السلامAs-Salām 1482,271Kism (fully urban)
El Salamقسم ثان السلامAs-Salām 2154,267Kism (fully urban)
El Sayeda Zeinabقسم السيدة زينبAs-Sayyidah Zaynab136,722Kism (fully urban)
El Tebbinقسم التبينAt-Tibbīn72,276Kism (fully urban)
El Zaherقسم الظاهرAẓ-Ẓāhir72,101Kism (fully urban)
Zamalekقسم الزمالكAz-Zamālik14,993Kism (fully urban)
El Zawya El Hamraقسم الزاوية الحمراءAz-Zāwiyah al-Ḥamrā'319,198Kism (fully urban)
Zeitounقسم الزيتونAz-Zaytūn174,738Kism (fully urban)
Bab El Shariaقسم باب الشعريةBāb ash-Sha'riyah46,823Kism (fully urban)
Bulaqقسم بولاقBūlāq48,301Kism (fully urban)
Dar El Salamقسم دار السلامDār as-Salām527,335Kism (fully urban)
Hada'iq El Qobbahقسم حدائق القبةHada'iq al-Qubbah317,092Kism (fully urban)
Helwanقسم حلوانḤulwān522,927Kism (fully urban)
Nasr City 1قسم مدينة نصر أولMadīnat an-Naṣr 1636,864Kism (fully urban)
Nasr City 2قسم ثانى مدينه نصرMadīnat an-Naṣr 272,414Kism (fully urban)
Badr Cityقسم مدينة بدرMadīnat Badr31,398Kism (fully urban)
Heliopolisقسم مصر الجديدةMiṣr al-Jādidah134,549Kism (fully urban)
Old Cairoقسم مصر القديمةMiṣr al-Qadīmah251,125Kism (fully urban)
Manshiyat Naserقسم منشأة ناصرMunsha'āt Nāṣr259,205Kism (fully urban)
Qasr El Nilقسم قصر النيلQaṣr an-Nīl10,596Kism (fully urban)
Rod El Faragقسم روض الفرجRūd al-Faraj146,102Kism (fully urban)
Shubraقسم شبراShubrā76,942Kism (fully urban)
Turaقسم طرهṬurah231,154Kism (fully urban)
The former governor was Galal Saeed, who previously served as Minister of Transport under Kamal Ganzouri.[11]
The current governor is Khaled Abdel-Aal Abdel-Hafez, appointed 30 August 2018.[1]
Industrial zones
According to the Egyptian Governing Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), in affiliation with the Ministry of Investment (MOI), the following industrial zones are located in this governorate:[12]
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.[13]
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.[14]
See also
  1. ^ a b "رسمياً.. المحافظون الجدد ونوابهم يؤدون اليمين الدستورية أمام الرئيس". Almasry Alyoum (in Arabic). 30 August 2018. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population by governorate - CAPMAS". capmas.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2 November 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  4. ^ "EGYPT Administrative Division". Citypopulation.de. 8 January 2012. Archived from the original on 20 February 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
  5. ^ United Nations 1960 Demographic Yearbook(PDF). United Nations. p. 289. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  6. ^ Law, Gwillim (1999). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 115.
  7. ^ "Social Solidarity Ministry to provide citizens with disabilities financial support". Egypt Independent. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Cairo Governorates Subdivisions". CityPopulation.de. Archived from the original on 28 August 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Markazes of Egypt". statoids.com. Gwillim Law. Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  10. ^ Wilton-Steer, Harry Johnstone, photography by Christopher (21 March 2018). "Alive with artisans: Cairo's al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay". The Guardian.
  11. ^ "New governors are mostly generals". Mada Masr. Archived from the original on 14 August 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Egypt-Urban Issues". UN-Habitat Egypt. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Upgrading Informal Areas in the Greater Cairo Region". European Union External Action. Archived from the original on 2 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
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