Qena Governorate

Qena Governorate is one of Egypt’s governorates. It is located in Upper Egypt, the country’s southern region, and encompasses a portion of the Nile Valley.  Its capital is the city of Qena.


 (January 2023)
 • Total 3,605,518
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)

The governorate is divided into municipal divisions with a total estimated population as of January 2023 of 3,605,518. In the case of Qena governorate, there is one kism, a number of marakiz and 1 new city. Sometimes a markaz and a kism share a name.

Municipal Divisions
Anglicized name Native name Arabic transliteration Population
(January 2023 Est.)
Abu Tesht مركز أبوتشت Abū Tisht 530,798 Markaz
Dishna مركز دشنا Dishnā 443,079 Markaz
El Waqf مركز الوقف Al-Waqf 92,142 Markaz
Farshut مركز فرشوط Farshūṭ 214,387 Markaz
Nag Hammadi مركز نجع حمادى Naj’ Ḥammādī 660,690 Markaz
Naqada مركز نقادة Naqādah 171,910 Markaz
New Qena مدينة قنا الجديدة Madīnat Qinā al-Jadīdah 1,699 New City
Qena قسم قنا Qinā 261,945 Kism (fully urban)
Qena مركز قنا Qinā 513,968 Markaz
Qift (Gebtu/Coptos) مركز قفط Qifṭ 162,438 Markaz
Qus مركز قوص Qūṣ 466,855 Markaz

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