Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Area 4,180 km²
|Seat Zagazig (capital)|
|Colleges and Universities Zagazig University, Egyptian Air Academy, Faculty of Technology and Deve|
Sharqia Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الشرقية Muḥāfẓet El Sharʔiya, [eʃ.ʃæɾˈʔejjæ], [eʃ.ʃæɾˈɡejje]) is the 3rd most populous of the governorates of Egypt. Located in the northern part of the country, its capital is the city of Zagazig.
- Map of Ash Sharqia Governorate, Egypt
- Industrial zones
- List of cities and towns
- Notable people
Map of Ash Sharqia Governorate, Egypt
According to population estimates from 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate live in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of only 23.1%. Out of an estimated 6,485,412 people residing in the governorate, 4,987,707 people live in rural areas as opposed to only 1,497,705 in urban areas.
According to the Governing Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) the governorate is home to five industrial zones.
List of cities and towns
Sharqia is divided into 13 administrative divisions and 15 cities, 2 districts, 105 rural local units, and 3885 minor villages.