Regions in Egypt

Egypt is made up of 27 primary administrative regions. Have a closer look at the regions in Egypt. Information on all primary administrative regions in Egypt.

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Primary administrative regions in Egypt

There are 27 regions in Egypt in the primary administrative level.
Primary administrative regions in Egypt
RegionNoPopulationCapitalCapital population
Cairo Cairo Governorate1.9,655,000Cairo Cairo9,606,916
Alexandria Alexandria2.5,226,000Alexandria Alexandria5,263,542
Giza Muḩāfaz̧at al Jīzah3.9,200,000Giza Giza4,367,343
Port Said Port Said4.764,499Port Said Port Said780,515
Suez As Suways5.738,000Suez Suez699,541
Dakahlia Muḩāfaz̧at ad Daqahlīyah6.6,577,000Al Mansurah Al Manşūrah621,953
Gharbia Muḩāfaz̧at al Gharbīyah7.5,066,000Tanta Ţanţā576,648
Asyut Muḩāfaz̧at Asyūţ8.4,472,000Asyut Asyūţ528,669
Faiyum Muḩāfaz̧at al Fayyūm9.3,848,708Al Fayyum Al Fayyūm519,047
Sharqia Muḩāfaz̧at ash Sharqīyah10.8,017,894Zagazig Zagazig430,445
Ismailia Ismailia Governorate11.1,325,000Ismailia Ismailia429,465
Luxor Luxor12.1,270,000Luxor Luxor422,407
Aswan Muḩāfaz̧at Aswān13.1,501,000Aswan Aswan379,774
Beheira Beheira Governorate14.6,277,000Damanhur Damanhūr318,207
Damietta Damietta Governorate15.1,516,000Damietta Damietta305,920
Minya Muḩāfaz̧at al Minyā16.5,807,000Al Minya Al Minyā283,605
Beni Suweif Muḩāfaz̧at Banī Suwayf17.3,214,000Bani Suwayf Banī Suwayf273,151
Monufia Muḩāfaz̧at al Minūfīyah18.4,366,000Shibin al Kawm Shibīn al Kawm267,945
Sohag Muḩāfaz̧at Sūhāj19.5,063,000Sohag Sohag266,944
Qena Muḩāfaz̧at Qinā20.3,224,000Qina Qinā252,883
Red Sea Red Sea Governorate21.366,000Hurghada Hurghada207,132
North Sinai North Sinai22.457,000Arish Arish199,243
Kafr el-Sheikh Kafr ash Shaykh23.3,414,000Kafr ash Shaykh Kafr ash Shaykh194,569
Qalyubia Muḩāfaz̧at al Qalyūbīyah24.5,703,000Banha Banhā182,254
Matruh Muḩāfaz̧at Maţrūḩ25.441,000Mersa Matruh Mersa Matruh176,498
New Valley New Valley26.245,000Al Kharjah Al Khārjah67,700
South Sinai South Sinai Governorate27.104,000El-Tor El-Tor14,972