Atsa is an administrative center in El Fayum Governorate that comprises of some towns and villages. Its main economic resources are driven from agriculture and sugar industries. Atsa is renowned for reclamation, raising poultry and also as a source of limestone and other necessary building materials like sand. Additionally the center encloses a wide range of agricultural lands and is rich in producing wheat, cotton and rice and other important crops.
Kasr El Basel is one of the major cities of Atsa Center that encloses El Fayum Sugar factory that provides jobs for a huge number of youth. Of special interest in Atsa is the El Malak Ghabrial Monastery or Deir Abu Khashaba that lies about 16 km away from El Fayum City on El Nakloun Mountaim. This is one of the important Coptic Monuments in Egypt that date back to the 4th century and has a great religious value for Egyptian christians.