The political map of Egypt marks the national capital, major cities, the major water bodies, and the international divisions of the country.
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and is marked in the map with a red dot enclosed in a square. With a population of 11.6 million, Cairo is the largest city in the Africa and the Arab world. The city is a perfect representation of the Egyptian culture. The beautiful masterpieces of art and architecture in the city has earned Cairo the nickname "The City of a Thousand Minarets."
The other major cities of Egypt include Baris, Al Kharijah, Abu Sunbul, Luxor, Siwah, Marsa Al Alam, Al Bawati, and Alexandria.
Egypt is divided into twenty-seven governorates that are further divided into regions. The regions are composed of many towns and villages.
The governates are:
Egypt is a presidential republic with the president being the head of state. However, the country does not have a presidential head as of now. Early in 2011, the autocratic leader Hosni Mobarak who ruled the country for thirty years was overthrown. The leader himself stepped down after a series of protests rocked the nation. Since then, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has been ruling Egypt; the council is headed by Mohamed Hussein Tantawi.
The Egyptian economy is mainly driven by agriculture, media, petroleum exports, and tourism. In 2011, the gross domestic product (PPP) of Egypt was estimated at $508.265 billion, while the per capita stood at $6,361. Egypt has large deposits of coal, oil, natural gas, and hydro power, which makes the country a global producer of energy.
|Governorate||Population: 2006-11-11 census (source ).||Area(km.²)||Area(mi.²)||Capital|
|Ad Daqahliyah||4,985,187||3,471||1,340||Al Mansurah|
|Al Bahr al Ahmar||288,233||203,685||78,643||Al Ghurdaqah|
|Al Fayyum||2,512,792||1,827||705||Al Fayyum|
|Al Iskandariyah||4,110,015||2,679||1,035||Al Iskandariyah|
|Al Isma'iliyah||942,832||1,442||557||Al Isma'iliyah|
|Al Jizah||6,272,571||85,105||32,859||Al Jizah|
|Al Minufiyah||3,270,404||1,532||592||Shibin al Kawm|
|Al Minya||4,179,309||2,262||873||Al Minya|
|Al Qahirah||7,786,640||214||83||Al Qahirah|
|Al Uqsur||451,318||55||21||Al Uqsur|
|Al Wadi al Jadid||187,256||376,505||145,369||Al Kharijah|
|Ash Sharqiyah||5,340,058||4,180||1,614||Az Zaqaziq|
|As Suways||510,935||17,840||6,888||As Suways|
|Bani Suwayf||2,290,527||1,322||510||Bani Suwayf|
|Bur Sa'id||570,768||72||28||Bur Sa'id|
|Janub Sina||149,335||33,140||12,795||At Tur|
|Kafr ash Shaykh||2,618,111||3,437||1,327||Kafr ash Shaykh|
|Shamal Sina||339,752||27,574||10,646||Al 'Arish|
Note : - Population: 2006-11-11 census (source ).
Last Updated : August 26, 2013