The governorate is divided into municipal divisions
, with a total estimated population, as of July 2017, of 5,018,545. In some instances there is a markaz and a kism with the same name.
The name of al-Gharbiyya
is an Arabic
term meaning "The Western one" or "The Western Side".
In the 13th century it comprised 165 villages, while the 15th-century geographer al-Qalqashandi
describes it as fertile and prosperous.
Historical places: 1- Tanta's museum. 2- ali beik al kabeer avenue. 3- El Sa'aa Square
In modern times, it is notable for the cultivation of cotton
, and its textile industry.
In 1960, the governorate numbered 1,815,000 inhabitants.
According to population estimates, in 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate lived in rural areas, with an urbanization
rate of only 30.0%. Out of an estimated 4,751.865 people residing in the governorate, 3,324,630 people lived in rural areas as opposed to only 1,427,235 in urban areas.
Projects and programs
In 2016, Switzerland committed to funding a solid waste management program in Gharbia, a project with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment
that will conclude in 2021. The National Solid Waste Management Programme
(NSWMP) involves the construction of infrastructure for new, as well as the expansion and improvement of existing waste treatment, landfill, and recycling facilities.
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