Minya Govrenorate

Minya Govrenorate (Arabic: ‏محافظة المنياMuḥāfaẓat al Minyā, Egyptian Arabic: [moˈħɑfzˤet elˈmenjæ]) is ane o the govrenorates o Upper Egyp. The name oreeginates frae the chief ceety o the govrenorate, oreeginally kent in Sahidic Coptic as Tmoone (ⲧⲙⲟⲟⲛⲉ) an in Bohairic as Thmonē (ⲑⲙⲟⲛⲏ), meanin “the residence”, in reference tae a monastery umwhile in the aurie. The name mey an aa oreeginate frae the ceety's name in Egyptian Men'at Khufu.

Minya Govrenorate on the cairt o Egyp

Naitional HolidayEedit

The naitional holiday o the Minya govrenorate is on 18 Mairch. It commemorates those who wur executit bi the Breetish at Deir Mawas on 18 Mairch 1919.

Agricultur an industryEedit

Limestone quarryin.

Minya Govrenorate is an important agricultural an industrial region. Amang its principal crops are sugar-cane, cotton, beans, soya beans, garlic, ingans, vegetables o various sorts, tomatoes, potatoes, watermelons, an grapes. Amang the leadin local industries are fuid processin (especially sugar an the dryin an grindin o ingans), spinnin an weavin o cotton, perfumes, oils an fats, cement-makin, quarryin (especially limestone), an brick-makin.

Location an SettinEedit

The caipital o Minya govrenorate is the ceety o Minya. The govrenorate is ane o the maist heichlie populatit govrenorates o Upper Egyp. It contains nine ceeties; 3,375 veelages; an 10,875 hamlets, athin the follaein nine boroughs, frae north tae sooth:

Ither important sites in the Minya Governorate include:

Monasteries in the Minya GovrenorateEedit

Prominent fowk frae Minya GovrenorateEedit


  • Tot aurie: 32,279 km².
  • Percentage tae tot aurie o Egyp: 3.2%.
  • Population: aroond 4.2 million
  • Population density: 115 fowk/km²
  • Rural population:
  • Percentage tae the whole population o Egyp: 5.1%
  • Population growthe rate:
  • Minya Govrenorate admeenistrative diveesions: 9 localities, 57 local admeenistrative units, 346 sma veelages, an 1429 tiny veelages.


  • The Egyptian Tourist Authority, - ETA.

Freemit airtinsEedit