Thursday، 12 May 2016 - 12:00 AM
Luxor governorate was established by virtue of Presidential decree No. 378 of 2009. Luxor city dates back to the pre-history eras. It is one of the most iconic monumental cities in the world, a city of civilization; its roots are deeply entrenched in history witnessing the splendor of man's arts and science 7 thousand years ago.
It is an open record of different dynasties of human history till modern times. Luxor is located in south Upper Egypt region, which encompasses Aswan, Qena, Suhag, the Red Sea governorates, and Luxor.
Since Luxor has been the focus of international organizations that are concerned with human heritage, namely the UNESCO. A comprehensive development plan has been set to turn the governorate into an open museum.
Nowadays, visitors to Luxor will observe the renovation of the city, namely the famous shopping street which spans over 1.2 km. The street was developed and assimilates old shopping centers in Europe. Furthermore an integrated mall “Savoy Bazzars” was also developed and became the largest complex for tourist stores, and bazaars.
In the same stream, el-Karnak pavilion was developed and informal settlements were removed from the temple yard. Moreover, the Luxor temple surrounding area was developed to embrace Mosque of Abu Hagag with an open area around the temple and the Mosque.
In an effort to preserve monumental treasures at Qarnah region, the largest relocation operation was carried out for residents of ancient tombs after several attempts to transfer them to al-Taref new city 200 years ago. Worth noting that al-Taref embraces 4200 housing units and has access to all utilities and services.
Al-Kebash Road reopening currently that linked Luxor and Karnak temples, underway, is one the most remarkable projects of the century that will go down in history.
In the same context, el- Murayes area, south west of Luxor, was selected to establish international tourist marinas with 260 floating boats capacity and at a cost of LE 500 million. As part of the governorate's sustainable development plan, the Nubian village was also established in the south of Luxor to revive its heritage.
The village has exhibitions for Nubian products, as well as an urbane center (Suzan Mubarak's Urbane Center for women) for making handi craft products in Karnak. Add to this, main streets in the city were developed namely (Al-Mahata, Al-Telefezyoun and Al-Edeisi streets).
The railway station was also renovated and developed having an edge over other stations nationwide to reflect the tourist's nature of the city; also the ring road was constructed on the city's outskirts to facilitate entry and exit of tourist buses as well as the increasing number of all means of transportation.
Among other projects were the developments of Luxor International Airport which has become competitor in terms of capacity compared with Cairo International Airport.
Location: Luxor Governorate is Located Southern Egypt, 670 KM south of Cairo, 220 KM north of Aswan.
The City's national day: 4th November commemorating the exploration of Tut ankhamon's tomb in 1922.
Emblem: It represents the golden mask for the king Tutankhamen.
Total area: (including the hinter land) 2801.73 Km2.