6th of October is one of the governorates of Egypt that lies in Lower Egypt or the north part of the country westward the Nile Valley. It locates 38km away from Cairo. Till April 2008 6th of October was an extension of Giza Governorate and then it was declared a separate governorate. The total size of the governorate reaches 4000 km inhabited by about 500 thousand person. The city has several teaching, public, and private hospitals as well as many smaller clinics, social public and private hospitals. On top of these hospitals come El Zohour Private Hospital, the Public Hopital of 6th of October and Dar El Fouad and others. 6th of October governorate is a prominent center of university education in Egypt that encloses a number of universities such as The 6th of October University which includes many specializations in addition to an educational hospital and the Branch of The Higher Technological Institute. Additionally, the Culture and Science City is one of the major places in 6th of October city and the reason for the increasing importance of the governorate.
This is due to the numerous important institutes within it including: Al-Ahram Canadian University, Akhbar Al-Youm Academy, Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), The Higher Institute for Architectural Engineering, Modern Science and Arts University (MSA).