Marsa Matrouh Governorate
Monday، 02 May 2016 - 12:00 AM
Marsa Matrouh is one of Alexandria region's governorates that encompass Alexandria, Beheira, and Matrouh governorates. It enjoys a unique location on the Mediterranean Sea and the hub between Egypt and the Arab Magreb. Add to this, the governorate has a deep-rooted history and a promising future.
Main activities of the population are trade, sheep and camels grazing as well as cultivation of figs and olives.
Since it has abundant water resources, including the underground water, floods, rain, and natural springs as well as al-Nassr Tributary project, the governorate has huge potentials for agricultural development.
Matrouh adds to Egypt's touristic assets being rich in its natural, historical and religious potentials and historical sites. In this context, Matrouh can be a shrine for different kinds of tourism. Matrouh sand coast extends over 450 km and is ripped by peaceful bays providing a sense of safety for tourists.
The governorate is endowed with several attractions, most important of which are: Marina Monastery, the Mass Graves, the Military Museum in Alamein, Rumelle Museum, Ramses II Temple in Oum el-Rakham, Cleopatra Bath, Siwa Oasis, and Seedy Soliman mosque as well as the hot sand that cures dermatitis and rheumatism diseases.
Location: Marsa Matrouh governorate lies in the Western North of the Republic. It extends along the Mediterranean Sea from Kilo 41 West of Alexandria to el-Saloum in the West. It is bordered in the West by Libya up to South of Seewa and by New Valley governorate in the South and in the East by Alexandria, el-Beheira and 6th October.
The Governorate's national day: 24th August commemorates Maged Valley battle that took place in 1915.
Emblem: The olive branch symbolizes peace and olive is the major crop of the governorate. The emblem shows also a deer that desert governorates and protectorates are famous for. The tower refers to oil wells.
Total area: 166563.00 Km2.