Aswan Governorate

Aswan Governorate (Arabic: محافظة أسوان Muḥāfāzah Aswān) is one of the governorates of Egypt. The southernmost governorate in Upper Egypt, its capital is Aswan.

Aswan Governorate

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Aswan Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 23.59°N 32.82°E / 23.59; 32.82
Country Egypt
SeatAswan (capital)
Government
  GovernorAhmed Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim[1]
Area
  Total62,726 km2 (24,219 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2018)
  Total1,501,000[3]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2017)0.686[4]
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Websitewww.aswan.gov.eg

The Aswan Governorate borders Qena to the north, Red Sea Governorate to the east, New Valley Governorate to the west, and Sudan's Northern state to the south. It has a population of 1,394,687 inhabitants (2014), and occupies an area of 62,726 km².

Overview

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.[5]

Municipal divisions

The governorate is divided into the following municipal divisions for administrative purposes with a total estimated population as of July 2017 of 1,481,446. In some instances there is a markaz and a kism with the same name.[6][7]

Municipal Divisions
Anglicized nameNative nameArabic transliterationPopulation
(July 2017 Est.)
Type
Abu Simbelمركز أبو سنبلAbū Sunbul7,652Markaz
Aswanمركز أسوانAswān71,810Markaz
Aswan 1قسم اول أسوانAswān 1152,899Kism (fully urban)
Aswan 2قسم ثان أسوانAswān 2168,862Kism (fully urban)
Darawمركز دراوDaraw137,245Markaz
Edfuمركز أدفوIdfū462,400Markaz
Kom Omboمركز كوم امبوKawm Umbū388,555Markaz
New Aswanمدينة أسوان الجديدةMadīnat Aswān al-Jadīdah96New City
New Tushkaمدينة توشكى الجديدةMadīnat Tūshka al-JadīdahNew City
Nasser Cityمركز نصرNaṣr91,927Markaz

Population

According to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate live in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of only 42.3%. Out of an estimated 1,431,488 people residing in the governorate, 826,543 people live in rural areas as opposed to only 604,945 in urban areas.[8]

Cities

The following are in Aswan Governorate.

Industrial zone

According to the Egyptian Governing Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), in affiliation with the Ministry of Investment (MOI), there is an industrial zone called El Shalalat located in this governorate:[9]

Important sites

See also

References

  1. "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.
  2. Britannica Book of the Year 2014, p.589
  3. "Population Estimates By Governorate ( Urban /Rural ) 1/1/2018". www.capmas.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2018-11-02. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  4. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  5. "Social Solidarity Ministry to provide citizens with disabilities financial support". Egypt Independent. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  6. "Aswan Governorates Subdivisions". CityPopulation.de. Archived from the original on 2018-11-25. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  7. "Markazes of Egypt". statoids.com. Gwillim Law. Archived from the original on 2017-10-19. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  8. "Population Estimates By Sex & Governorate 1/1/2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-10-19. 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.
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