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Assiut Governorate

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Assiut governorate is one of Egypt's ancient governorates. It belongs to the Middle Upper Egypt region that encompasses Assiut and New Valley governorates.

Assiut lies between two mountains, thus it is distinguished by a very hot and dry climate. It is also considered the trade capital of Upper Egypt.

The governorate is famous for production of cotton, wheat, maize, corn, fava beans, citrus, pomegranate, mangoes, grapes, and banana.

The governorate adds to the industrial activities by hosting big industries such as: fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, cement, and petrol, as well as small industries such as kleem, carpets, and wood embellished with shells besides ivory products. Furthermore, 7 industrial zones in the governorate's markaz (conglomeration of villages) were also established.

Assiut hosts many tourist attractions from different dynasties including: Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic and modern highlights such as Mere Monuments, Hamameya Monuments area, el-Moharaq Monastery in Qoseih, Virgin Mary Monastery in Derinka Mountain, el-Farghal Mosque in Abo Teeg, el-Mugahedin Mosque in Assiut city, in addition to Assiut barrages and el-Assiuty Valley protectorate.

Location: The governorate is bordered in the East by Assiut Eastern Mountain and the Red Sea governorate, in the West by Assiut Western Mountain and the New Valley governorate, in the North by Menia governorate, and by Souhag governorate in the South.

The Governorate's national day: 18th April that commemorates popular resistance against French occupation in 1799.

Emblem: It shows Salah el-Din vulture that symbolizes power, surrounded by an olive tree branch which is the symbol of peace.

Total area: 25926.00 Km2.

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