Giza Governorate

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Giza Governorate
Flag of Giza Governorate
Flag
Official logo of Giza Governorate
Giza Governorate on the map of Egypt
Giza Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 29°16′N 29°40′E / 29.26°N 29.67°E / 29.26; 29.67Coordinates: 29°16′N 29°40′E / 29.26°N 29.67°E / 29.26; 29.67
Country Egypt
SeatGiza (capital)
Area
 • Total85,153 km2 (32,878 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2018)
 • Total8,759,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
Websitewww.giza.gov.eg

Giza Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. Its capital is the city of Giza.

It is on the west bank of the Nile River opposite Cairo. It includes a stretch of the left bank of the Nile Valley around Giza. The Governorate got 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 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 in the Giza pyramid complex. The Giza Governorate is also home to the Great Sphinx.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population estimates by governorate: CAPMAS". www.capmas.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2018-11-02. Retrieved 10 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)