Qalyubia Governorate

Qalyubia Governorate (Arabic: محافظة القليوبة) Moḥāfaẓat El Qalyubiyya (pronounced [elʔaeljoˈbejjæ]) is one of Egypt’s governorates. Located in Lower Egypt. It is located north of Cairo in the Nile Delta region. The capital is Banha.

Banha and several other localities merge into the nearby Cairo Governorate; as a result, parts of Qalyubia (especially Shubra El Kheima) are widely considered to be part of the Greater Cairo metropolitan region (together with Cairo Governorate, Giza City, and 6 October City).

The governorate is divided into the following municipal divisions for administrative purposes, with a total estimated population as of January 2023 of 6,103,039. In some instances there is a markaz and a kism with the same name.

Municipal Divisions
Anglicized name Native name Arabic transliteration Population
(January 2023 Est.)
Khanka قسم الخانكه Al-Khānkah 83,420 Kism (fully urban)
Khanka مركز الخانكة Al-Khānkah 618,189 Markaz
Khusus قسم الخصوص Al-Khuṣūṣ 499,514 Kism (fully urban)
El Qanater El Khayreya مركز القناطر الخيرية Al-Qanāṭir al-Khayriyah 546,560 Markaz
El Ubour قسم العبور Al-‘Ubūr 142,003 Kism (fully urban)
Banha مركز بنها Banhā 519,640 Markaz
Banha 1 قسم اول بنها Banhā 1 116,113 Kism (fully urban)
Banha 2 قسم ثان بنها Banhā 2 70,105 Kism (fully urban)
Kafr Shukr[8] مركز كفر شكر Kafr Shukr 203,522 Markaz
Qaha قسم قها Qahā 51,917 Kism (urban and rural parts)
Qalyub قسم قليوب Qalyūb 159,760 Kism (fully urban)
Qalyub مركز قليوب Qalyūb 603,868 Markaz
Shubra El Kheima 1 قسم أول شبرا الخيمة Shubrā al-Khaymah 1 525,812 Kism (fully urban)
Shubra El Kheima 2 قسم ثان شبرا الخيمة Shubrā al-Khaymah 2 741,395 Kism (fully urban)
Shibin El Qanater مركز شبين القناطر Sibīn al-Qanāṭir 581,892 Markaz
Tukh مركز طوخ Ṭūkh 639,329 Markaz

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