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Giza Governorate

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Country  Egypt
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Area  85,153 km²
Population  7.398 million (2014)
Seat  Giza (capital)
Website  Giza
Capital  Giza
Clubs and Teams  Zamalek SC, Tersana SC
Giza Governorate wwwaskaladdincomimagesgizagovernorate1jpg
Points of interest  Great Sphinx of Giza, Pyramid of Khafre, Grand Egyptian Museum, Giza pyramid complex, Taha Hussein Museum
Colleges and Universities  Cairo University, October 6 University, Arab Academy for Scienc, Misr University for Scienc, Modern Sciences and Arts

Giza Governorate (Egyptian Arabic: محافظة الجيزة‎‎ Muḥāfẓet 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.


Map of Giza Governorate, Egypt


According to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate live 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.


  • Giza
  • Memphis
  • 6th of October City
  • Sheikh Zayed City
  • 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:

  • Abu Rawash industrial zone and its expansions
  • Al Wahat heavy industrial zone
  • (New urban community industrial zone) 6th of October
  • Important Sites

    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.

  • Abusir
  • Bahariya Oasis
  • Giza Necropolis - Giza pyramid complex
  • Projects

    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.

    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.


    Giza Governorate Wikipedia