El khanka is one of the administrative centers in El Qalyubiya Governorate. The importance of the city is attributed to the existence of El Nasser Mohamed Ibn Qalawun Khanqah and many other monuments that date back to the Mamluk period. El Ashraf Barsbay Mpsque in El Khanqah is one of the tourist attractions in the city that was established for commemorating El Ashraf victory over his enemies in Kobros. Nowadays the city is a center for a number of crafts and petrochemical and other industries that are regarded as the main source of income for most of the inhabitants. El Khankah comprises of a number of smaller towns and villages including Abu Zaabal and El Manayel.