Red Sea Governorate (Arabic: محافظة البحر الأحمر Muḥafaẓah al Baḥr al Aḥmar) is one of the 27 governorates (States) of Egypt. Located between the Nile and the Red Sea in the southeast of the country, its southern border forms part of Egypt’s border with Sudan. Its capital and largest city is Hurghada.The governorate is divided into municipal divisions with a total estimated population as of January 2023 of 400,069. In the case of Red Sea governorate, some are fully urban, some are fully rural, and some are a combination of rural and urban. The Red Sea Governorate is one of Egypt’s border governorates, with its capital Hurghada. The strategic importance of the governorate lies in its extension along the Red Sea coast and into the Eastern Desert until the Nile Valley, which makes it strategically important for Egypt’s national. It also serves as a gateway for exports and imports to the Northern governorates. The governorate is considered one of the most important in Egypt in terms of mineral wealth, as it contains the majority of metallic and non-metallic substances and precious stones.
The most important landmarks of the Red Sea Governorate: “El-Quseir” city:The city, which was used by Queen Hatshepsut during her exploratory trip to Punt. As well as in the Pharaonic era for gold mining, but it is now a recreational city with beautiful beaches and coral reefs. It also contains archaeological remains from different eras.The coast is a tourist destination. Since the early 1980s, Hurghada has been a popular destination for beach lovers and scuba divers. Tourism is also growing in the southern cities of Al-Qusair, Safaga and Marsa Alam. In addition to the numerous hotels and tourist establishments in the centers are located in Al-Bahr al-Ahmar 2 official nature reserves are to be developed for tourism or. The Wadi al-Gamal National Park (Valley of the camels) at Hamata near the town of Marsa Alam and the Gebel Elba National Park in disputed Halaib Triangle north of the town of Halaib. Besides a strong tourism industry, there is also a large offshore fishing industry. The area, which extends over the province, is rich in minerals, such as in phosphates. The Ras Gharib region contains 70% of Egypt’s oil production.
Geography The Red Sea Governorate is bordered on the north by the Suez Governorate, to the east by the Red Sea, and to the west by the governorates of Aswan, Qena, Sohag, Asyut, al-Minya and Beni Suef. In the south it is bordered by Sudan’s Red Sea State. It contains the disputed territory of the Halaib Triangle, including the Siyal Islands.