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Sohag Governorate
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Sohag Governorate on the map of Egypt
Sohag Governorate on the map of Egypt
Coordinates: 26°34′N 31°42′E / 26.56°N 31.7°E / 26.56; 31.7
CountrySohag Governorate Egypt
SeatSohag (capital)
 • GovernorAhmed Abdullah Al Ansari[1]
 • Total1,547 km2 (597 sq mi)
 (January 2023)[2]
 • Total5,669,652
 • Density3,700/km2 (9,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
HDI (2021)0.685[3]
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Sohag Governorate (Arabic: محافظة سوهاج) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the southern part of the country (Upper Egypt), and covers a stretch of the Nile Valley.[4] Since 1960, its capital has been the city of Sohag. Prior to that, the capital was the city of Girga and the name of the governorate was Girga Governorate.[5]

  1. ^ "رسمياً.. المحافظون الجدد ونوابهم يؤدون اليمين الدستورية أمام الرئيس". Almasry Alyoum (in Arabic). 30 August 2018. Archived from the original on 31 August 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ "ﻋـــﺩﺩ ﺍﻟﺳﻛــﺎﻥ ﺍﻟﺗﻘﺩﻳﺭﻯ ﻟﻸﻗﺳــﺎﻡ" (PDF). (in Arabic). January 2023. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 April 2023. Retrieved 1 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Subnational HDI - Table - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 20 February 2023.
  4. ^ "Sohag Governorate". google.come. Google Map.
  5. ^ Law, Gwillim (1999). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998 (snippet view). Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-7864-0729-3. Retrieved 7 August 2010.

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