Tanta is the capital of El Gharbia Governorate that locates about 120 km² from Alexandria and about 90 km² away from Cairo. It occupies a great position among Egyptian cities for its strategic position between Cairo and Alex and because of the existence of Tanta University in it. Tanta University was mainly established as a branch for Alexandria University and then it separated from it and called Wasat El Delta University. The main economic resources for the city are driven from administrative services, agriculture and textile industry. El Sayed El Badawy Mosque is one of the major tourist attractions in Tanta that a huge number of Egyptians visit anniversary or Mulid. Tanta Museum is another tourist attraction in Tanta and one of the most important museums in Egypt that consists of five floors enclosing a marvelous collection of Pharaonic monuments that date back to various eras.