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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
Muhafazat al Qahirah Cairo Governorate1.7,734,614Cairo Cairo7,734,614
Muhafazat ad Daqahliyah Muḩāfaz̧at ad Daqahlīyah2.5,818,363Al Mansurah Al Manşūrah420,195
Eastern Province Muḩāfaz̧at ash Sharqīyah3.5,109,642Zagazig Zagazig285,097
Al Minya Muḩāfaz̧at al Minyā4.5,004,421Al Minya Al Minyā227,150
Al Buhayrah Beheira Governorate5.4,689,632Damanhur Damanhūr227,943
Suhaj Muḩāfaz̧at Sūhāj6.4,469,151Sohag Sohag209,419
Asyut Muḩāfaz̧at Asyūţ7.4,123,441Asyut Asyūţ420,585
Muhafazat al Gharbiyah Muḩāfaz̧at al Gharbīyah8.3,920,800Tanda Tanda404,901
Muhafazat al Qalyubiyah Muḩāfaz̧at al Qalyūbīyah9.3,881,462Banha Banhā167,029
Alexandria Muḩāfaz̧at al Iskandarīyah10.3,811,516Alexandria Alexandria3,811,516
Al Jizah Muḩāfaz̧at al Jīzah11.3,326,444Al Jizah Al Jīzah2,443,203
Muhafazat al Minufiyah Muḩāfaz̧at al Minūfīyah12.3,228,928Shibin al Kawm Shibīn al Kawm186,345
Kafr ash Shaykh Kafr ash Shaykh13.3,093,754Kafr ash Shaykh Kafr ash Shaykh143,970
Muhafazat al Fayyum Muḩāfaz̧at al Fayyūm14.3,072,181Al Fayyum Al Fayyūm306,393
Qina Muḩāfaz̧at Qinā15.2,959,175Qina Qinā235,362
Muhafazat Bani Suwayf Muḩāfaz̧at Banī Suwayf16.2,771,138Bani Suwayf Banī Suwayf189,624
Aswan Muḩāfaz̧at Aswān17.1,394,687Aswan Aswan241,261
Luxor Muḩāfaz̧at al Uqşur18.1,119,222Luxor Luxor422,407
Dumyat Muḩāfaz̧at Dumyāţ19.1,076,132Damietta Damietta76,839
Al Isma'iliyah Ismailia Governorate20.863,315Ismailia Ismailia284,813
Muhafazat Bur Sa`id Muḩāfaz̧at Būr Sa‘īd21.538,378Port Said Port Said538,378
As Suways As Suways22.488,125Suez Suez488,125
Muhafazat Matruh Muḩāfaz̧at Maţrūḩ23.427,573Mersa Matruh Mersa Matruh62,042
Muhafazat Shamal Sina' Muḩāfaz̧at Shamāl Sīnā’24.314,258Arish Arish128,855
Red Sea Red Sea Governorate25.288,233Hurghada Hurghada95,622
Muhafazat al Wadi al Jadid Muḩāfaz̧at al Wādī al Jadīd26.169,598Al Kharijah Al Khārijah67,700
South Sinai South Sinai Governorate27.164,574El-Tor El-Tor14,972