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Ismailia Governorate
View of Ismailia and Timash lake
View of Ismailia and Timash lake
Flag of Ismailia Governorate
Official logo of Ismailia Governorate
Ismailia Governorate on the map of Egypt
Ismailia Governorate on the map of Egypt
CountryIsmailia Governorate Egypt
SeatIsmailia (capital)
 • GovernorHamdi Hamed Mohamed Osman[1]
 • Total5,066 km2 (1,956 sq mi)
 (January 2018)
 • Total1,325,000[4]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2017)0.707[5]
high · 8th

Ismailia Governorate (Arabic: محافظة الإسماعيلية) is one of the Canal Zone governorates of Egypt. Located in the northeastern part of the country, its capital is the city of Ismailia. It was named after Ismail Pasha, who as Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt, oversaw the country during the building of the Suez Canal.[6] It is located between the other two Canal governorates; Port Said Governorate, in the Northern part of Egypt and Suez Governorate.[7]

Fayed War Cemetery
Boats in Great Bitter Lake (Fayed)
Historical population
1966 345,000—    
1976 351,889+2.0%
1986 544,427+54.7%
1996 715,009+31.3%
2006 942,832+31.9%
2015 1,178,641+25.0%
1966–2006, 2015 is an estimate[8]
  1. ^ "رسمياً.. المحافظون الجدد ونوابهم يؤدون اليمين الدستورية أمام الرئيس". Almasry Alyoum (in Arabic). 30 August 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-08-31. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference Population by Subdivision was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ "About the governorate". Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Population Estimates By Governorate ( Urban /Rural ) 1/1/2018". Archived from the original on 2018-11-02. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  6. ^ "Ismail-Pasha". Britannica. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  7. ^ Cite error: The named reference Al-Ismailiyyah was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  8. ^ "Ismailia Population, 1966–2006". Statoids. Archived from the original on October 14, 2016. Retrieved October 16, 2016.

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