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Asyut Governorate

Asyut Governorate
Flag of Asyut Governorate
Asyut Governorate on the map of Egypt
Asyut Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Asyut (capital)
 • Governor Ibrahim Hamad[1]
Population (2014)
 • Total 4,123,441
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Asyut Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. It stretches for about 120 km along the banks of the Nile. The capital of the governorate is the city of Asyut.


  • Etymology 1
  • Statistics 2
  • Cities 3
  • Important sites 4
  • History 5
  • Prominent people from Asyut 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


The name of Asyut is derived from early Egyptian Zawty (Z3JW.TJ), late Egyptian Səyáwt into Coptic Syowt.


  • Percentage to total area of Egypt: 2.6%.
  • Population: around 3.5 million (male 51.21%; female 48.79%).
  • Population density: 119.6 people/km².
  • Rural population: 2.2 million; urban population: 0.9 million.
  • Percentage to the whole population of Egypt: 4.3%.
  • Population growth rate: 2.6% per year.
  • Assiut Governorate administrative divisions: 11 localities, 52 local administrative units, 235 small villages, and 971 tiny villages.[2]


Important sites


The governorate of Asyut includes the Ancient Egyptian tombs of Meir, and the town of Durunka, which is a pilgrimage site for many Copts who come to visit a monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Prominent people from Asyut

See also


  1. ^ "Mansour appoints 20 new governors". Daily News Egypt. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Official Website of the Government of Asyut

External links

  • Official Website of the Government of Asyut
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