Red Sea Govrenorate

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Red Sea Governorate on the map o Egyp

Red Sea Govrenorate (Arabic: ‏محافظة البحر الأحمر Muḥāfaẓat al Baḥr al Aḥmar‎) is ane o the govrenorates o Egyp. It is locatit atween the Nile an the Red Sea in the sootheast o the kintra. Its soothren border forms pairt o Egyp's border wi Sudan. Its caipital is the ceety o Hurghada.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Red Sea Govrenorate is bordered on the north bi the Suez Govrenorate, tae the east bi the Red Sea, an tae the wast bi the govrenorates o Aswan, Qena, Sohag, Asyut, al-Minya an Beni Suef. In the sooth it is bordered bi Sudan an the Red Sea State. It contains the disputit territory o the Hala'ib triangle, includin the Siyal Islands.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

In addition tae the admeenistrative center o Hurghada, aboot 60,000 indwallers live in the ceeties o Ras Gharib, Port Safaga, Al-Qusair, Marsa Alam, an Bir Shalatein. The population in 2006 wis 288,233 inhabitants, o which mair than 275,000 lived in a few touns alang the coast. In general, the economic structure o the province's ceeties an tourist auries is concentratit alang the coast. Historically, the population syne 1937 wis:

  • 1937: 9,914
  • 1947: 15,929
  • 1966: 38,000
  • 1976: 56,191
  • 1986: 90,491
  • 1996 155,695
  • 2006: 288,233

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The coast is, as awready mentioned, a tourist element. Syne the early 80s, Hurghada haes been a popular destination for beach lovers an scuba divers. Tourism is an aa growin in the soothren ceeties o Al-Qusair, Safaga an Marsa Alam. In addition tae the numerous hotels an tourist establishments in the centers are locatit in Al-Bahr al-Ahmar 2 offeecial nature reserves are tae be developed for tourism. The Wadi al-Gamal National Park (Valley o the camels) near the toun o Marsa Alam an the Gebel Elba National Park in Hala'ib-delta near the ceety Hala'ib. Besides a strang tourism industry, there is an' a' a lairge affshore fishin industry. The aurie, which extends ower the province, is rich in minerals, such as in phosphates. The Ras Gharib region contains 70% o Egyp's oil production.