Abu Hammad is one of the administrative centers of El Sharqiya Governorate. It is called after the name of Sheikh Amhed Abu Hammad who accompanied the Islamic Troops who came to spread Islam in Egypt and stayed in it till his death. On the land of ABu Hammad stand some remains of necropolises dating back to the Greco-Roman period. Abu Hammad center covers about 218km² and comprises of a number of small towns and villages. It is bordered from the south with Belbys Center and from the east with El Hessaneya. The major economic resources for the city are food industries, dairy products, clothing, petrochemical industries and agriculture. The city is famous for raising Arab horses and Fish farming as well.