The interior of the Matrouh Governorate is part of Egypt's Western Desert
, including the Siwa Oasis
, in antiquity known for its shrine to Amun
. In the center of the Governorate is the Qattara Depression
, descending to 133 metres below sea level.
Matrouh Governorate contains many historical sites related to World War II
. The latter include el Alamein
, which comprises cemeteries of fallen soldiers from Axis
forces. An estimated 16 million mines,
planted by the Europeans during the world wars and called "devil's gardens
", still hinder development of most of the governorate, and are constantly being removed.
The province has been described as "religiously conservative".
According to population estimates, in 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate lived in urban areas, with an urbanization
rate of 70.6%. Out of an estimated 447,846 people residing in the governorate, 316,005 people lived in urban areas as opposed to only 131,841 in rural areas.
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:
The industrial zone in K 26
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