South Sinai Governorate

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South Sinai Governorate
Flag of South Sinai Governorate
Flag
Official logo of South Sinai Governorate
South Sinai Governorate on the map of Egypt
South Sinai Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 29°03′N 33°50′E / 29.05°N 33.83°E / 29.05; 33.83Coordinates: 29°03′N 33°50′E / 29.05°N 33.83°E / 29.05; 33.83
Country Egypt
SeatEl Tor (capital)
Area
 • Total33,140 km2 (12,800 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2018)
 • Total104,000[1]
 • Density3.14/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
Websitewww.southsinai.gov.eg

South Sinai Governorate is a governorate in Egypt. The capital city is El Tor. It has the fewest people of any governorate in Egypt. It is on the southern half of the Sinai Peninsula.

Saint Catherine's Monastery, an Eastern Orthodox Church monastery and UNESCO World Heritage site, is in the central part of the governorate.[2] Raithu Monastery is in El Tor. Other important sites in the governorate are Wadi Mukattab and Wadi Feiran.

Cities and towns[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population Estimates By Governorate ( Urban /Rural ) 1/1/2018". www.capmas.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 2018-11-02. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. "Saint Catherine Area". UNESCO. Archived from the original on 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2016-11-07.