Dakahlia Governorate
Dakahlia Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الدقهليةMuḥāfaẓah el Daqahliyah, pronounced [ed.dæʔæhˈlejjæ]) is an Egyptiangovernorate lying northeast of Cairo. Its area is approximately 3,500 km². Its capital is Mansoura.
Dakahlia Governorate


Dakahlia Governorate subdivisions

Dakahlia Governorate on the map of Egypt
SeatMansoura (capital)
 • GovernorKamal Gad Sharobim Saad[1]
 • Total3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Population (January 2018)
 • Total6,577,000[2]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2017)0.714[3]
high · 7th
According to the Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities, in February, 2020, Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered 83 tombs dating back to 4,000 B.C known as Naqada III period. Various small pottery pots in different shapes and some sea shells, makeup tools, eyeliner pots, and jewels were also revealed in the burial.[4][5]
In April 2021, Egyptian archeologists announced the discovery of 110 burial tombs at the Koum el-Khulgan archeological site. 68 oval-shaped tombs of them dated back to the Predynastic Period and 37 rectangular-shaped tombs were from Second Intermediate Period. Rest of them dated back to the Naqada III period. The tombs also contained the remains of adults and a baby (buried in a jar), a group of ovens, stoves, remnants of mud-brick foundations, funerary equipment, cylindrical, pear-shaped vessels and a bowl with geometric designs.[6][7][8][9][10]
Municipal divisions
The governorate is divided into the following municipal divisions and in July 2017 had an estimated population of 6,516,489. At times there is a kism and a markaz with the same name.[11][12]
Municipal Divisions
Anglicized nameNative nameArabic transliterationPopulation
(July 2017 Est.)
Agaمركز أجاAgā538,484Markaz
El Gamaliyaمركز الجماليةAl-Gamāliyah138,291Markaz
El Kurdiقسم الكردىAl-Kurdi39,585Kism (fully urban)
El Mansouraمركز المنصورةAl-Manṣūrah621,439Markaz
El Mansoura 1قسم اول المنصورةAl-Manṣūrah 1313,021Kism (fully urban)
El Mansoura 2قسم ثان المنصورةAl-Manṣūrah 2235,238Kism (fully urban)
El Manzalaمركز المنزلةAl-Manzilah360,649Markaz
El Matareyaمركز المطريةAl-Maṭariyah178,857Markaz
El Senbellaweinمركز السنبلاوينAs-Sinbillāwayn567,560Markaz
Beni Ebeidمركز بنى عبيدBanī Ubayd131,492Markaz
Belqasمركز بلقاسBilqās531,203Markaz
Dikirnisمركز دكرنسDikirnis353,820Markaz
Gamasaقسم جمصةGamaṣah3,922Kism (fully urban)
Maḥallat Damanahمركز محلة دمنةMaḥallat Damanah61,835Markaz
Minyet El Nasrمركز منية النصرMinyat an-Naṣr267,431Markaz
Mit Ghamrقسم ميت غمرMīt Ghamr135,544Kism (fully urban)
Mit Ghamrمركز ميت غمرMīt Ghamr663,369Markaz
Mit Salsilمركز ميت سلسيلMīt Salsīl73,417Markaz
Nabarohمركز نبروةNabarūh283,034Markaz
Shirbinمركز شربينShirbīn427,866Markaz
Talkhaمركز طلخاṬalkhā392,383Markaz
Timay El Imdidمركز تمى الأمديدTimay al-Imdīd198,049Markaz
According to population estimates, in 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate lived in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of 28.2%. Out of an estimated 5,949,001 people residing in the governorate, 4,271,428 people lived in rural areas as opposed to 1,677,573 in urban areas.[13] By 2018, the population had increased to an estimated 6,577,000.[2]
The Urology and Nephrology Center of Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine also features a renowned kidney center. Founded in 1983. Under the management of Dr. Mohamed A. Ghoneim.
Cities and towns
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:[14]
Notable people
Main category: People from Dakahlia Governorate
  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ a b "Population Estimates By Governorate ( Urban /Rural ) 1/1/2018". www.capmas.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2018-11-02. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ February 2020, Laura Geggel-Associate Editor 21. "Dozens of ancient Egyptian graves found with rare clay coffins". livescience.com. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  5. ^ "الكشف عن 83 مقبرة أثرية بمنطقة آثار كوم الخلجان بمحافظة الدقهلية". اليوم السابع. 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  6. ^ Solly, Meilan. "Archaeologists Discover 110 Ancient Egyptian Tombs Along the Nile Delta". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  7. ^ "Rare tombs from pre-Pharaonic era discovered in Egypt". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  8. ^ "Egypt archeologists unearth 110 ancient tombs in Nile Delta". phys.org. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  9. ^ April 2021, Owen Jarus-Live Science Contributor 28. "110 ancient Egyptian tombs, including baby burials, found along Nile". livescience.com. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  10. ^ "Egypt archeologists unearth 110 ancient tombs in Nile Delta". AP NEWS. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  11. ^ "Dakahlia Governorate Subdivisions". CityPopulation.de. Archived from the original on 2018-11-25. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  12. ^ "Markazes of Egypt". statoids.com. Gwillim Law. Archived from the original on 2017-10-19. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-10-19. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Archived from the original on 2018-11-23. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
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