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National Day of Guiza Governorate

Guiza Governorate is the second richest area in terms of available ancient Egyptian monuments as, Qena, which houses the Thebes monuments, come first.

Guiza was built by the Arabs in 642 AD.

They gave this name (Guiza or landing point) because it was the landing point for Arabs as they cross the Nile from al-Fustat to the west bank of the Nile.

Major monumental sites

Guiza Pyramids: reflect the most fabulous and oldest endeavours of man in the field of architecture and construction.

Geographical information

Administrative Structure ( Ministry of Interior's structure )

6 centers
9 cities
160 villages
645 subvillages (kafr)

Area

Governorate area 13,189 km2

percentage to national 1.34%

Population density (Avg.) 4,133 population/km2

Population

total population 4,779,865
male 51.68%
female 48.32%
percentage to national 8.06%


Agricultural activities

cultivated area 191,477 feddan (1 feddan = 1.038 acres) percentage to national 2.44%
area ready for reclamation 84,158 feddan
percentage to national 1.42%

Industrial activities

tobacco industry
chocolate industry
chemicals industry
textile industry

Tourism

59 hotels
7,724 rooms

2,013,041 touristic nights

Public Services

high education
32 institutes
152,679 students
pre-university education

Generral

Azhar

Total

Classroom

25.520

1.631

27.151

students

1.187.153

56.362

1.243.515

45.8 students/class

health care

164 hospitals

5,242 beds

912 inhabitants/bed

5,741 physicians

833 inhabitants/physician

worship places

2,208 mosques

54 churches

culture

16 culture centers

298,000 inhabitants/culture center

Infrastructure

potable water

produced potable water 1,097,000 m3/day

potable water per capita 229 litre/day

electricity

consumed electricity 2,153,700,000 K.W.H

consumed electricity per capita 450 K.W.H yearly

sewer drainage

sewer capacity 750,000 m3/day

sewer capacity per capita 157 litre/day

transportation and communication

transportation

1,536 km of paved roads

3,112 inhabitants/km of paved roads

communication

telephone lines

565,759 telephone lines

11.84 telephone line/100 inhabitants

post office

148 post offices

32,296 inhabitants/post office

Labor force & Unemployment

labor force 1,313,238 inhabitants

Unemployed graduates 92,093 inhabitants