Suez Governorate

Suez Governorate
—  Governorate of Egypt  —

Suez Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Suez (capital)
 – Total 17,840 km2 (6,888.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 – Total 510,935
 – Density 28.6/km2 (74.2/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Suez Governorate (Arabic: محافظة السويسMuḥāfaẓa as Suwais) 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.



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

  • Ein El-Sokhna, a well known recreational and medical destination.
  • Moses' springs
  • Judaic Hill at El-Khoor.

Public Free Zone

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

  • Port Tewfik.
  • Adabeya.

See also

External links

Coordinates: 29°59′N 32°33′E / 29.983°N 32.55°E / 29.983; 32.55

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