Kafr El Sheikh is one of the governorates of Egypt locating on the western bank of Rasheed branch of the Nile and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea coast. This unique position, in addition to the magnificent natural beauty of its cities, makes it one of the most preferable summer resorts for locals. Kafr El Sheikh Governorate covers about 3748 km² and its capital is Kafr El Sheikh City. The governorate comprises of a large number of administrative centers, towns, and cities and is distinguished by its moderate weather throughout the year. The major economic resources for the governorate are industry and agriculture. There is a wide range of agricultural lands and it is famous for its production of traditional crops including cotton , wheat, and various vegetables. Moreover, the governorate encloses a number of crucial industrial areas in Egypt such as Mutobus and Baleteem that enclose a large number of projects and play a great role in trade and industry for their strategic location on the road on the Mediterranean Sea Coast. Kafr El Sheikh also encloses a large number of factories providing its inhabitants with job opportunities. On top of these factories are the sugar factory in El Hamool, Alexandria oil and soap factory, and Rice mills in kafr El Sheikh and Dosouq. Kafr El Sheikh Governorate is also rich in mineral wealth since it is one of the main centers for extracting food salt and many other important oil and natural gas material. Thanks to El Burullus Lake that makes the governorate one of the major sources for fish wealth in Egypt.