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Gharbia Governorate

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Gharbia is blessed with a location in the center of Delta region which made it privileged with a distinguished agricultural and industrial position among other Egyptian governorates.

The governorate is renowned for growing traditional crops such as cotton, rice, wheat, fava beans, maize and fruits, in addition to Jasmine, and medical herbs and plants whose extracts and pastes are exported to Europe.

The governorate is also famous for growing potatoes for exports and local market. It hosts as well the International Center for Potatoes in Kafr el-Zayaat.  Zeifta city is famous for linen and barley production. It produces 80% of Egypt's linen and barley production.

Gharbia is a lead governorate in livestock and poultry breeding. In the industry field, it hosts large industries including spinning and weaving, as well as dying in el-Mahala el-Kobbra, Tanta, and Zeifta. Also, Kafr el-Zayaat hosts industries of oils, soaps, fertilizers, pesticides, chemicals, and paper as well as fragrances in Kotour.

1-The most important landmarks of Gharbia Governorate:

San el-Haggar monuments in Basioun

The name of the city was mentioned in the ancient Egyptian texts as (Sao), it was known to the Greeks as (Sais), and it was the seat of the kings of families 24-26-28.

Bahbeet el-Heggarra village

The village was known in the ancient Egyptian language as "Bar-Habeet", meaning "House of Feasts", a name that was transliterated to "Bahbeet" in the Arabic language. It was also mentioned by Ali Mubarak in his book, “Bahbeit.” He quoted from the book “Description of Egypt” that it is an ancient town north of Samanoud, and that there was a square wall on its hills at the time of the French campaign, 362 meters long and 241 meters wide, built of mud bricks with five gates. 

Mary Gergis Church in Mahala el-Kobbra

The church was established on an area of two feddans, and the church bought it in 1934. King Fouad I issued a decree to build it, and its construction was completed in 1939. The wooden church remained built for 15 years, until its construction was completed in 1953 and inaugurated. 

Al-Mutwali Mosque in Mahala el-Kobbra

Al-Mutwali Mosque is located between the area of Naqra Sabha and Omariya Street, and it is one of the oldest mosques in the city of Mahala el-Kobbra, and the most famous and largest in terms of area. The mosque’s fame is due to the creativity of the old building and its antiquities.

Ali Bek el-Kabeer Public Fountain

Fountain Ali Bey Al-Kabeer, one of the most important landmarks of the ancient city of Tanta, was established by Ali Bey Al-Kabeer, one of the kings of Egypt from the Mamluk eras in the period from 1183-1185 AH as an Islamic endowment. The fountain is located in Al-Galaa Street in the city of Tanta, attached to the museum garden.

Al-Ahmadi Mosque, Al-Sayed Al-Badawi

Al-Sayyid Al-Badawi Mosque is located in Tanta on Al-Sekka Al-Jadida Street, Al-Sayed Al-Badawi Square. It was built during the Ottoman era (12-13 AH / 18-19 AD) and was renewed during the reign of Khedive Abbas Helmy II. The mosque is characterized by its facades rich in architectural elements and decorations.

Datoura Barrages

It is located on the Damietta branch, at a distance of 18.5 km from the benevolent Barrages, towards the cities of Zifta on the left bank of the Nile, and the city of Mit Ghamr on the right bank. 


Gharbia governorate lies in the middle of Delta region, between Damietta and Rosetta branches. In the North, it is bordered by Kafr el-Shiekh, in the South by Menofya, in the East by Dakahlia, and in the West by El-Beheira governorate to the West.

3- Area:

The total area of Gharbia Governorate is 1943.27 square kilometers, equivalent to 462,684 feddans.

4- Population:

Gharbia Governorate is 5,379,417, according to statistics issued by the Central Agency for Mobilization and Statistics on July 27, 2022.

5-Governorate Map:

6- Governor:

Prof. Dr. Tariq Rashed Rahmi

7- Emblem: 

It shows a cogwheel which symbolizes the governorate's industrial development and in its middle there are a Dome and a Minerat referring to Seedy Ahmed el-Badawy Mosque which is one of the religious features of the governorate.

8-The Governorate's national day: 

7th October commemorates the victory over the French campaign in 1798.

9- Administrative division:

The governorate is divided into 8 cities and 4 districts and includes 69 rural local centers, followed by 252 villages and 1156 estates.

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