Dakahlia Governorate

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Dakahlia Governorate
Flag of Dakahlia Governorate
Dakahlia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Dakahlia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Mansoura (capital)
 • Governor

Ahmed Shaarawy

 • Total 3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 5,818,363
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Website Dakahliya

Dakahlia Governorate (Egyptian Arabic: محافظة الدقهليةMuḥāfẓet El Dakahlia, pronounced [ed.dæʔæhˈlejjæ]) is an Egyptian governorate lying northeast of Cairo. Its area is approximately 3,500 km² and it has a population of approximately 6,000,000. The capital is Mansoura.


According to population estimates from 2015, the majority of residents in the governorate live 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 live in rural areas as opposed to 1,677,573 in urban areas. [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.


Industrial zones[edit]

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:[3]

  • Southwest Gamasa
  • Asafra


  1. ^ "Egypt's Government Governorates Directory". Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Investment Regimes, Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 

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Coordinates: 31°03′N 31°23′E / 31.050°N 31.383°E / 31.050; 31.383