Giza Governorate

Giza Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الجيزة Muḥāfaẓah Al Jizah) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is in the center of the country, situated on the west bank of the Nile River opposite Cairo. Its capital is the city of Giza. It includes a stretch of the left bank of the Nile Valley around Giza, and acquired a large stretch of Egypt's Western Desert, including Bahariya Oasis when the 6th of October Governorate was merged into it on 14 April 2011. The Giza Governorate is also home to the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.

Giza Governorate
Pyramid of Abusir
Giza Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 29.26°N 29.67°E / 29.26; 29.67
Country Egypt
SeatGiza (capital)
Government
  GovernorAhmed Rashed Mustafa Atifi[1]
Area
  Total13,184 km2 (5,090 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)
  Total9,200,000[2]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2017)0.698[3]
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Websitewww.giza.gov.eg

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