Suez Governorate

Suez Governorates of Egypt Suez Canal
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 2018)
 • Total738,000[2]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2017)0.745[3]
high · 2nd

Suez Governorate (Arabic: محافظة السويسMuḥāfāzah 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 July 2017 of 730,759.[4][5]

Municipal Divisions
Anglicized name Native name Arabic transliteration Population
(July 2017 Est.)
Arbaeen قسم الأربعين Al-Arba'īn 266,576 Kism (fully urban)
Ganayen قسم الجناين Al-Janāyin 132,091 Kism (fully urban)
Suez قسم السويس As-Suways 81,892 Kism (fully urban)
Attaka قسم عتاقة Atāqah 70,167 Kism (fully urban)
Faisal قسم فيصل Fayṣal 180,033 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.[6]

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:[7]

In mid-2018 an agreement was made between Russia and Egypt for the development of a Russian Industrial Zone.[8][9][10]


There are five ports in the Suez Governorate; namely El-Sokhna port, Tewfiq 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

Public Free Zone

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

See also


  1. ^ رسمياً.. المحافظون الجدد ونوابهم يؤدون اليمين الدستورية أمام الرئيس. Almasry Alyoum (in Arabic). 30 August 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-08-31. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  2. ^ "Population Estimates By Governorate ( Urban /Rural ) 1/1/2018". Archived from the original on 2018-11-02. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Suez Governorate Subdivisions". Archived from the original on 2018-11-25. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  5. ^ "Markazes of Egypt". Gwillim Law. Archived from the original on 2017-10-19. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Egypt in Figures 2015" (PDF). CAPMAS. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-10-19. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Industrial Zones of Governorate". Ministry of Investment Egypt. Archived from the original on 2018-11-23. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  8. ^ 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 2018-11-24. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  9. ^ "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 2018-10-18. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  10. ^ "Egypt, Russia to sign MoU to establish industrial zone in Suez Gulf area". Ahram Online. 25 January 2016. Archived from the original on 2018-10-18. Retrieved 18 October 2018.