Giza Governorate

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Giza Governorate
Flag of Giza Governorate
Flag
Official logo of Giza Governorate
Giza Governorate on the map of Egypt
Giza Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 29°16′N 29°40′E / 29.26°N 29.67°E / 29.26; 29.67Coordinates: 29°16′N 29°40′E / 29.26°N 29.67°E / 29.26; 29.67
Country Egypt
SeatGiza (capital)
Government
 • GovernorAhmed Rashed Mustafa Atifi[2]
Area
 • Total85,153 km2 (32,878 sq mi)
Population
(January 2018)
 • Total8,759,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
Websitehttp://www.giza.gov.eg

Giza Governorate (Egyptian Arabic: محافظة الجيزةMuḥāfẓet El Giza) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is in the center of the country, situated on the west bank of the Nile River opposite Cairo. Its capital is the city of Giza. It includes a stretch of the left bank of the Nile Valley around Giza, and acquired a large stretch of Egypt's Western Desert, including Bahariya Oasis when the 6th of October Governorate was merged into it on 14 April 2011. The Giza Governorate is also home to the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.

Overview[edit]

The rate of poverty is more than 60% in this governorate but recently some social safety networks have been provided in the form of financial assistance and job opportunities. The funding has been coordinated by the country's Ministry of Finance and with assistance from international organizations.[3]

Municipal divisions[edit]

The governorate is divided into municipal divisions, with a total estimated population as of July 2017 of 8,666,090. In the case of Giza governorate, there are a number of aqsam and marakiz, with fully urban and rural parts. Sometimes a markaz and a kism share a name.[4][5]

Municipal Divisions
Anglicized name Native name Arabic transliteration Population
(July 2017 Est.)
Type
Dokki قسم الدقي Ad-Duqqī 71,161 Kism (fully urban)
Pyramids قسم الأهرام Al-Ahrām 661,478 Kism (fully urban)
Agouza قسم العجوزة Al-'Ajūzah 279,400 Kism (fully urban)
El Ayyat مركز العياط Al-'Ayyāṭ 494,548 Markaz
El Badrashein مركز البدرشين Al-Badrashayn 539,656 Markaz
El Hawamdeya قسم الحوامدية Al-Ḥawāmidiyah 191,552 Kism (urban and rural parts)
Giza قسم الجيزة Al-Jīzah 286,668 Kism (fully urban)
Giza مركز الجيزة Al-Jīzah 369,351 Markaz
El Omraniya قسم العمرانية Al-'Umrāniyah 367,274 Kism (fully urban)
El Wahat El Bahariya قسم الواحات البحرية Al-Wāḥāt al-Baḥariyah 39,415 Kism (urban and rural parts)
El Warraq قسم الوراق Al-Warrāq 724,963 Kism (urban and rural parts)
Sheikh Zayed City قسم الشيخ زايد Ash-Shaykh Zāyid 90,997 Kism (fully urban)
El Saff مركز الصف Aṣ-Ṣaff 420,306 Markaz
Atfeh مركز أطفيح Aṭfīḥ 370,079 Markaz
قسم الطالبيه Aṭ-Ṭālbīah 459,178 Kism (fully urban)
Ossim مركز أوسيم Awsīm 384,527 Markaz
Bulaq قسم بولاق الدكرور Būlāq al-Dakrūr 963,201 Kism (fully urban)
Imbaba قسم امبابة Imbābah 634,686 Kism (fully urban)
Imbaba مركز إمبابة Imbābah 518,036 Markaz
Kerdasa مركز كرداسة Kirdāsah 449,596 Markaz
6th of October City (2) قسم ثان 6 أكتوبر Madīnat Sittah Uktūbar 2 197,019 Kism (fully urban)
6 October City (1 & 3) قسم أول 6 أكتوبر / قسم ثالث 6 أكتوبر Madīnat Sittah Uktūbar 1 & 3 152,999 Kism (fully urban)

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1996 4,784,095—    
2006 6,294,319+31.6%
2018E 8,759,000+39.2%
sources:[6][7][1]

According to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate lived in urban areas, with an urbanization rate of 58.6%. Out of an estimated 7,585,115 people residing in the governorate, 4,446,805 people lived in urban areas as opposed to only 3,138,310 in rural areas.[8]

According to population estimates from 2018 the majority of residents in the governorate live in urban areas, with an urbanization rate of 60.9%. Out of an estimated 8,759,000 people residing in the governorate, 5,332,000 people live in urban areas as opposed to only 3,428,000 in rural areas.[1]

Industrial zones[edit]

According to the Egyptian Governing Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), and the Ministry of Investment, the following industrial zones are located in this governorate:[9]

  • Abo Rwash Industrial Zone
  • 6 October Industrial Zone[10]
  • Al Wahat (Heavy) Industrial zone

Important sites[edit]

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and people come from all over the world each year to see it. It is located in the Giza pyramid complex.

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Projects[edit]

In 1981, the Basic Village Service Program (BVS), under the auspices of USAID, had several water, and road projects, going on in several markazes in the Giza Governorate.[11]

In a program that began on August 28, 2012 (through 2018), the European Union invested 40 million Euros on upgrading the infrastructure of informal areas in Giza Governorate.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population estimates by governorate: CAPMAS". www.capmas.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2018-11-02. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Social Solidarity Ministry to provide citizens with disabilities financial support". Egypt Independent. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Giza Governorate Subdivisions". CityPopulation.de. Archived from the original on 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  5. ^ "Markazes of Egypt". statoids.com. Gwillim Law. Archived from the original on 2017-10-19. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  6. ^ "EGYPT Administrative Division". Citypopulation.de. 2012-01-08. Archived from the original on February 20, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  7. ^ "State Information Services Population". sis.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19.
  8. ^ "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Archived from the original on 2018-11-23. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Giza Governorate" (PDF). GAFI. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-11-23. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  11. ^ "Egypt: The Basic Village Services Program" (PDF). USAID. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Upgrading Informal Areas in the Greater Cairo Region". European Union External Action. Archived from the original on 2017-01-02.

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