Cairo Governorate (Egypt)

2017-04-11 09:35:48 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

Cairo Governorate is the most populated of the governorates of Egypt. Its capital, the city of Cairo, is the national capital of Egypt, and is part of the Greater Cairo metropolitan area. Because it is completely urbanized, the governorate is considered a city proper, and functions as a municipality. However, there are uninhabited desert areas.

Parts of the governorate were separated in April 2008 to form the Helwan Governorate (reincorporated into the Cairo Governorate in April 2011).

The Cairo Governorate is divided into 41 administrative divisions, called qism in Arabic.


The official language is Arabic, Some foreign languages are widely spoken in the city such as English, French, German,


Cairo is characterized by a climate of moderate temperature during summer months & mild temperature with tendency to cold sometimes during winter months.


The current Governor is Galal Saeed, who previously served as Minister of Transport under Kamal Ganzouri.

Industrial zones

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:

Torah and Shaq Al Tho’ban

South Helwan


Shaq Al Tho’ban

Al Robeiky

Al Maasara

Division Maadi Company for Development and Reconstruction

Egypt-Ismailia. Road - Al Nozha District

El Salam City

El Marg District

El Sharabya District

(New urban community industrial zone) Badr City

(New urban community industrial zone) 15th of May

(New urban community industrial zone) New Cairo

(New urban community industrial zone) Al Shrouk

Due to its congestion and overcrowded streets Cairo is not attractive to investors. UN-Habitat is promoting alternative methods of transportation with the aim of relieving these issues.[6]


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 Cairo Governorate.

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