Governorates of Egypt; Provincial Divisions of Egypt

There are a total of 27 governorates in Egypt. You can see Governorates of Egypt on below map. Every governorate has a capital.

In this article, we will give some information about Governorates of Egypt. Governorates of Egypt – Provincial Divisions of Egypt.

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Governorates of Egypt


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The population is 4,799,740 and the area is 2,818 square kilometers.

Moreover, the places you absolutely must see are the Kokkale Fortress, El Gondy El Maghool Square, Alexandria Koms-Shoqafa Underground Tombs, Pompey’s Pillar, the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque, the Alexandria National Museum, the Royal Jewelry Museum, the Cavafy Museum and the Museums of Fine Arts Sector. , National Institute for Oceanography & Fisheries, Planetarium Science Center, El Montazah, Kom El Dikka, Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Mahmoud Said Museum, Anwar Elsadat Museum, Takla Haymanot’s Church.

Highlights of Alexandria

St. Catherine’s Cathedral

A classical style building with a grand facade featuring columns, statues, and a triangular pediment, under a clear sky.

Its location is in the foothills of Mount Musa, The Catherine Monastery was built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian between AD 527-565. It is a sacred place for 3 religions. Moreover, the 1500-year-old monastery, which has operated continuously since its foundation, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Montaza Palace

A historic ornate building with a prominent tower, situated near a coastline with trees in the foreground and a clear sky in the background.

Montaza Palace is one of the royal palaces in Egypt Built by Sultan Abbas Helmy in 1892, Montaza Palace has a famous garden named “montaza garden”.


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The population is 1,394,687, and the area is 62,726 square kilometers. Moreover, the places you absolutely should see, the Nubian Museum, the Aswan Museum, the Animalia, the Unfinished Obelisk, the Monastery of St. Simeon, El-Tabia Mosque, Salouga and Ghazal Nature Reserve, Aswan Botanical Garden, Temple de Khnoum, Coptic orthodox cathedral of Archangel Michael, Pyramid of Elephantine, Nilometer, Famine Stela, Tombs of the Nobles.

Highlights of Aswan

Kom Ombo Temple

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Kom Ombo Temple is an Ancient Egyptian temple located on the edge of the Nile River in the village of Kom Ombo in southern Egypt. One side of the temple is devoted to the crocodile god Sobek and the other side to the hawk god Haroeris.

Philae Temple

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Philae was originally founded in Upper Egypt and was an Egyptian temple complex. In 1902, it was constantly flooded until the construction of the Lower Aswan Dam. The temple complex was dismantled in the scope of the UNESCO Navy Project and moved to Agilkia Island before the completion of the Upper Asvan Dam.


Its population is 4,123,441. Furthermore, the places you should see are, Alexan Pasha Palace and Culvert Antar.


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Paromeos Monastery

The population is 5,647,233 and the area is 10,130 square kilometers. Places you should absolutely see, Monastery of Saint Pishoy, Syrian Monastery, Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great, Paromeos Monastery, Citadel of Qaitbey.

Beni Suef

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The population is 2,771,138, and the area is 1,322 square kilometers. Places you should see, Meidum, Beni Suef Museum, St.Mary Monastery.


The population is 9,102,232 and the area is 3,085 square kilometers. Cairo Egypt Museum, Mehmed Ali Pasha Mosque, Manasterly Palace, Museum of Modern Egyptian Art, Museum of Islamic Ceramics, Egyptian Textile Museum, Pyramids of Gize, Khan el-Halili, Cairo Castle, El Ezher Park, Coptic Museum, Sultan Hasan Mosque and Madrasah , Al-Azhar Mosque, Hussein Mosque, Qasr El Nil Bridge, Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church, Al-Hakim Mosque, Baron Empain Palace, Bab Zuweila, Mosque of Amr ibn al, Cairo Opera House, Gayer Anderson Museum, Museum of Islamic Art, Manial, Rafa’i Mosque, Bab al-Nasr, Aqmar Mosque, Qalawun complex, Bab al-Futuh, Sphinx Agency, Pharaonic Village, Tahrir Square Palace.

Highlights of Cairo

Aksungur Camii

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It is a Turkish Mamluk period mosque built in the city of Cairo in Egypt between 1346-47. In the Ottoman period, in 1652, a very comprehensive restoration was made by Ibrahim Agha. For this reason, it is also called Ibrahim Agha Mosque. The blue tiles that gave the facade also won during this restoration in 1652, which is also known as the Blue Mosque.

Stepped pyramid

A group of people walking near the base of the Step Pyramid of Djoser under a clear blue sky.

It is the first pyramid in Egypt. The architect is Imhotep. This pyramid is different from the other pyramids. This is also a staircase. The pyramid entry is at the top. It belongs to King Zoser and the walls of the pyramid are embellished with reliefs. Other pyramids have not been decorated with tombs. This distinguishes the other pyramids from the Step Pyramid.

Tolunoğlu Mosque

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It was built by Ahmed bin Tolun in 879. The incompatibility of the spiral-shaped minaret with the glass structure suggests that the minaret was later built.


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The population is 5,818,363 and the area is 3,500 square kilometers. The Baron Gate is where you absolutely must see it.


An image of a mosque with an expansive open courtyard, arched colonnades, and a large central dome under a clear sky.

The population is 1,300,815, and the area is 1,029 square kilometers. You should definitely see the Mosque of Amr ibn al.


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The population is 3,072,181, and the area is 1,827 square kilometers. Places to see here are Pyramid Hawara, Waterwheels, Safari Amusement Park.


A dense cluster of similar-looking, beige-colored houses with terracotta roofs, closely packed in a suburban development.

The population is 4,648,408 and the area is 1,942 square kilometers. Places to see are, Culture Palace, Al Amal Park, Tanta Museum, Green Palace, Ali Bek Al Kabir Public Fountain.


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The population is 7,397,577 and the area is 85,153 square kilometers. Furthermore, the places you absolutely should see are the Great Size Sphinx, the Pharaonic Village, the Giza Zoo, the Agricultural Museum, the Taha Hussein Museum, the Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Mehmed Ali Pasha Mosque, Tahrir Square, Coptic Museum, Khufu ship, Qasr El Nil Bridge , El Andalos park, Sphinx Agency, Forest Garden, Manasterly Palace, El Sawy Culture Wheel, Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum, Al Horreya Garden, Valley Temple of Khafre.

Highlights of Giza

The Hanging Church

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The Hanging Church is a unique church and has a wooden roof in the shape of Noah’s ark. From the 7th century to the 13th century, the Hanging Church served as the residence of the Coptic Patriarch.


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The population is 1,178,641, and the area is 1,442 square kilometers. Places you should absolutely see, Tabat Al-Shagara, Ismailey Monuments Museum.

Kafr El Sheikh

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Its population is 3,093,754 and its area is 3,437 square kilometers. Furthermore, you should see Sanaa Garden here.


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Its population is 1,119,222. Most of the places you should see are Karnak, King’s Valley, giant Memnon statues, Deir Al-Bahari, Hatshepsut Temple, Medina Habu , queens Valley, Ramesseum, Luxor Museum, Tombs of the nobles, Mumification Museum, delicate of Amun-re, set maat, Abu Haggag Mosaic, mortuary Temple of set I, mortal Temple of Amenhotep III, Sacred Lake, delicate of Mut, Allée des Sphinx, First Pylon, Temple of Thutmose III, Crocodile Bezaar.

Highlights of Luxor

Great Hypostyle Hall

A weathered ancient Egyptian temple with hieroglyph-decorated columns under a clear, sunny sky.

The Great Hypostyle Hall is located within the Karnak temple complex, in the Precinct of Amon-Re. Moreover, it is one of the most visited monuments of Ancient Egypt.

Luxor Temple

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The Temple of Luxor is close to the Nile and parallel to the edge of the river. Furthermore, Amenhotep III lasted from the reign of 1390 – 1353 BC and built this beautiful Temple and dedicated it to Amon-re.


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Agiba Beach

Its population is 427,573 and its area is 212,112 square kilometers. Furthermore, the places to visit are Ageeba Beach, gabal Al-Mawta, Temple of the Oracle of Amun, El Alamein Military Museum, Rommel Museum, El Alamein War Cemetery, Al Awam Beach, Temple of Umm Ubayd, Fatnas Island, Schally (Old Siwa), Cleopatra Spring, Siwa, the traditional Siwa House, Sidi El-awam Mosque.


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Its population is 5,564,421 and its area is 32,279 square kilometers. Moreover, the places to see are Great Temple of the Aten, Akhenaten Museum, Mallawi Museum, Small Aten Temple.


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Its population is 3,849,850 and its area is 2,543 square kilometers. Moreover, the sights you must see are Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great, El Shohada City Square, the Sadat Museum.

New Valley

Population 219,615, area is 376,505 square kilometers. Furthermore, you must see, Deir El-bahari, Valley of Queens, Ramezeum, tombs of the nobles, set maat, Abydos, Al bagawat, Hibis Temple, djara Cave, Badr Museum, Elbawat Necropolis, Ramesses II Temple at Qasr Ethnographic Museum.

Higlights of New Walley

Temple of Amada

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In the south of Egypt, the Temple of Amada, an ancient temple in Nubia, which runs along the Nile River towards Northern Sudan, is the 3rd largest city in the world.

Temple Abydos

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Abydos is one of the oldest cities in Ancient Egypt and the capital of TA-werer, one of the 22 regions of Upper Egypt. It is 11 km west of the Nile River near the present Sevhac. The name abydos came from the name Abdju, the city’s name in Ancient Egypt, meaning “the hill of Sacred relics or symbols”.

North Sinai

Its population is 421,984 and its area is 27,574 square kilometers. Furthermore, you should visit the Zaranik Protectionore here.

Port Said

A coastal cityscape features a mosque with two minarets and a dome, overlooking a sea with boats and a distant skyline.

The population is 666,599, while the area is 1,345 square kilometers. Moreover, necessarily see places, Port military museum, Port Said, Egyptian Museum of Modern Art, Salamami Club, historical Garden, commercial Harbour Shipyard, Ferdinand Azepps Monument, Simon supply building, old historical buildings, Manshiah Square.


Its population is 4,989,302 and its area is 1,001 square kilometers. Furthermore, you should visit here Ancient Egypt and New City.


Its population is 2,959,175 and its area is 9,565 square kilometers. Dandara Temple is a place to see here.

Red Sea

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Population is 337,051, area is 206,685 square kilometers. Moreover, the places you must visit are Hurghada Grand Aquarium, Hurghada Marina Boulevard, sand City Hurghada, Mini Egypt, Dolphin World, gift island, sliders Cable Park, Saint Paul Monastery Anchorite, Madinat Makadi Golf Resort, Makadi Bay Water World, Falco Safari, Wadi Sannur Cave protected area, Colon divers, Hammamata kite village, Wadi Elmal National Park, Old Town, Shaabras Marsa Aham, Hurghada Naval Museum, El guna Museum, National National Park, Park, RAS Hankorab beach.

Highlights of Red Sea

St. Antonius Monastery

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St. Antonius Monastery is a Coptic Orthodox monastery located in an oasis near the Red Sea in Egypt’s Eastern Desert. The monastery, which is about 334 km away from Cairo, is one of the oldest monasteries in the world. The monastery is also one of the frequented centers of the Christian pilgrimage.

Papyrus Museum Shop

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The papyrus collection contains documents from three millenniums.


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Its population is 6,485,412 and its area is 4,180 square kilometers. Moreover, places to see are, Baron Empain Palace, Cevah Palace, Unknown Soldier Memorial, National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Merryland Park, Child Museum, Elsakakeny Palace, Child center of civilization and creativity, Al-Nour Mosque, Jaz Almaza Bay, Al-Burdayni Mosque, Our Lady of Fatima Cathedral, Gamal Abdel Nasser Museum, Juyushi Mosque, Safari Park, Tahra Palace.


Its population is 4,469,151 and its area is 1,547 square kilometers. Furthermore, places to see are, The field of culture, .Pharaonic obelisk

South Sinai

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The population is 164,574, the area is 33,140 square kilometers. Moreover, you must see, Saint Catherine Monastery, Ras Mohammed National Park, RAS um Sid, Aqua Blue Water Park, Nabq Protected Area, Sharm Papirus Museum, Blue Hole, Porto Sharm, ancient Nabathans port, adrenaline Beach Park, Fiord Bay, Byzantine Dam, Peace Square, monument of French airline accident, “God Gate”.


Its population is 607,775 and its area is 17,840 square kilometers. Furthermore, you should see the Suez Port and the Suez National Museum.