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Suez Governorate
Flag of Suez Governorate
Official logo of Suez Governorate
Suez Governorate on the map of Egypt
Suez Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country Egypt
SeatSuez (capital)
 • GovernorAbdul-Majid Ahmed Abdul-Majeed Saqr[1]
 • Total17,840 km2 (6,890 sq mi)
 (January 2023)[2]
 • Total788,421
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • TotalEGP 119 billion
(US$ 7.6 billion)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EGY)
ISO 3166 codeEG-SUZ
HDI (2021)0.783[4]
high · 2nd

Suez Governorate (Arabic: محافظة السويس Muḥāfāzah as-Suways) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the north-eastern part of the country and is coterminous with the city of Suez. It is situated north of the Gulf of Suez.

Municipal divisions

The governorate is divided into the following municipal divisions for administrative purposes, with a total estimated population as of January 2023 of 788,421.[2]

Municipal Divisions
Anglicized name Native name Arabic transliteration Population
(July 2017 Est.)
Arbaeen قسم الأربعين Al-Arba'īn 287,620 Kism (fully urban)
Ganayen قسم الجناين Al-Janāyin 142,504 Kism (fully urban)
Suez قسم السويس As-Suways 88,356 Kism (fully urban)
Attaka قسم عتاقة Atāqah 75,698 Kism (fully urban)
Faisal قسم فيصل Fayṣal 194,243 Kism (fully urban)
Port Suez Police Department إدارة شرطة ميناء السويس Idārah Shurṭah Mīnā' as-Suways Police-administrated Area


According to population estimates, in 2015 all 622,859 residents of the governorate lived in urban areas. With an urbanization rate of 100% the Suez Governorate is one of the most urbanized in the country, along with Cairo and Port Said.[5]

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:[6]

In mid-2018 an agreement was made between Russia and Egypt for the development of a Russian Industrial Zone.[7][8][9]


There are five ports in the Suez Governorate; namely Ain Sokhna port, Suez port, Adabeya port, petrol basin port, and El-Atka fishing port.

Natural resources

Natural resources in the Suez Governorate include limestone, clay, coal, petroleum, marble, and lime.


The chief exports of Suez are papayas.

Tourist attractions

Road to Ain Sokhna.

Public Free Zone

In 1975, the Suez Public Free Zone was established. It is divided between two main locations: Suez Port and Adabeya.

See also


  1. ^ "Egypt names six provincial governors, mostly ex-generals" رسمياً.. المحافظون الجدد ونوابهم يؤدون اليمين الدستورية أمام الرئيس. Almasry Alyoum (in Arabic). 30 August 2018. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "ﻋـــﺩﺩ ﺍﻟﺳﻛــﺎﻥ ﺍﻟﺗﻘﺩﻳﺭﻯ ﻟﻸﻗﺳــﺎﻡ" (PDF). (in Arabic). 1 January 2023. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 March 2023. Retrieved 22 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Subnational HDI - Table - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 20 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Egypt in Figures 2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  7. ^ Wahish, Niveen (3 June 2018). "Russia gets the go ahead: New industrial zone to bring investment, jobs and technology to Egypt". Ahram Online. Archived from the original on 24 November 2018. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Egypt and Russia sign the largest contract in the history of Egyptian railways". Al Masry Al Youm. 18 October 2018. Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Egypt, Russia to sign MoU to establish industrial zone in Suez Gulf area". Ahram Online. 25 January 2016. Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.

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