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Red sea Governorate  

Red Sea Governorate is one of the governorates of Egypt. Located between the Nile and the Red Sea in the southeast of the country, its southern border forms part of Egypt 's border with Sudan. It consists of its capital the city of Hurghada in addition to 5 other cities (Ras Ghareb – Safaga – Qusier – Marsa Alam – Shalatin)

The Red Sea Governorate is bordered on the north by the Suez Governorate, to the east by the Red Sea, and to the west by the governorates of Aswan, Qena, Sohag, Asyut, al-Minya and Beni Suef. In the south it is bordered by Sudan 's Red Sea State. The area of Red Sea Governorate is 203,685 km2.i

The population of Red Sea Governorate was 288,233 inhabitants (according to the latest census in 2006), of which more than 275,000 lived in a few towns along the coast. Historically, the population since 1937 was as follows:

  • 1937: 9914
  • 1947: 15 929
  • 1966: 38,000
  • 1976: 56 191
  • 1986: 90 491
  • 1996 155 695
  • 2006: 288 23
Economic activities  
Red Sea Governorate has a wonderful coast that is a very important tourist element. Since the early 80s, Hurghada has been a popular destination for beach lovers and scuba divers. Tourism is also growing in the southern cities of Al-Qusair, Safaga and Marsa Alam. In addition to the numerous hotels and tourist establishments in the centers are located in the governorate, 2 official nature reserves are to be developed for tourism, The Wadi al-Gamal National Park (Valley of the camels) near the town of Marsa Alam and the Gebel Elba National Park near the city of Hala'ib .
Besides a strong tourism industry, there is also a large offshore fishing industry. The area, which extends over the governorate is rich in minerals, such as in phosphates. The Ras Gharib contains 70% of Egypt's oil production.
In the city of Marsa Alam   there is a new gold mine called Al-Sukkary within a 160 sq km license area for the Project which is expected to mine 142 Mt.
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