El Dakahlia is a governorate in the east of the Delta of the Nile that covers about 3,459 km². It locates in a very strategic location overlooking Damietta branch of the Nile River and the Mediterranean Sea coast and bordered with El Sharqiya Governorate from the east, El Gharbeya Governorate from the west and Damietta Governorate to the northwest. The capital of the governorate is El Mansura City and the national feast of it is 8th of February. The weather in this governorate is moderate throughout the year and the rate of rains is quite higher than that of Cairo. The main economic resources of the governorate are driven from agriculture, commerce, as well as food, logistic and furniture industries. The governorate includes a wide range of agricultural lands and is famous for producing some agricultural products such as rice, wheat, and cotton and many other crops. El Dakahleya is famous for its ginning cotton and textile factories, petrochemical industries and many other industries that depend mainly on agricultural products of the governorate.
El Mansura City
El Mansura City is the capital of El Dakahlia Governorate on the eastern bank of Damietta Branch of the Nile and about 120 km away from Cairo. The city was called in that name which means the victorious because it was established by El Adel, Saladin brother, for celebrating the victory of Egyptian troops over the troops of Louis IX of France, during the Seventh Crusade. Nowadays, El Mansura is one of the worth visiting places where one can find all sorts of amenities and comfort and enjoy good weather and natural beauty. The city is provided with all essential needs of health care, education and all the other services in addition to highly qualified hotels and apartments that are suitable for tourists of any foreign country. The main economic resources for the city are trade, agriculture and the recently discovered natural gas while tourism represents a limited source of income because a limited number of tourist direct to El Mansura. On its land, one can find some places of great historical value such as Ibn Lukman House that is used now as El Mansura Museum, Mosque of El Muwafiq, El Shinnawi palace with its magnificent Italian style of decoration, and some remains of monuments that date back to the Pharaonic and Greco- Roman eras.
alkha is one of the administrative centers of El Dakahlia Governorate that overlooks on the other bank of Damietta Branch opposite to El Mansura City. It covers about 2100km² and is famous for fertilizers industry. Talkha Center comprises of a number of smaller towns and villages such as Batra and El Orman Villages.
El Gammalia City
El Gammalia or El Gammaleya is one of the administrative centers in El Dakahlia Governorate that locates 20 km away from El Manzala Lake. It was a part of Dikirnes for a long period and then was separated from it and considered as a city by its own. It covers about 2100 km² and comprises of a number of smaller towns and villages. El Gammaleya is known for that name because it was regarded as a station where the caravans have rest at during their tiring journeys on camels. The city enjoys a brilliant history since it witnessed the patriotic confrontations between Egyptians and Napoleon troops that ended with the victory of Egyptians.
El Senbellawein is one of the administrative centers of El Dakahlia Governorate that locates in the southeast of the governorate about 100km from Cairo and 20 km away from El Mansura City. The city is renowned for being the birthplace for many prominent Egyptian figures including the Singer Um Kolthum, and the geologist Farouk El Baz. El Senbellaween city covers about 4560 km² and comprises of a number of smaller towns and villages. The main economic resources for the village are agriculture and car spare parts industry. The city is supplied with all necessary services and facilities of means of transportation, health care services and education.
Aga or Agha City is one of the important cities in El Dakahlia Governorate. Aga administrative center encloses a vast range of agricultural lands and comprises of a number of smaller villages and cities. The government pays a great attention for providing the inhabitants of the city with all the necissary services to encourage investment in this area. As a result the city became one of the major industrial zones in the governorate in the latest decades and a huge number of factories of glass, clothes, and other industries that rely upon the agricultural products of the city has been established.
Belqas is a city in El Dakahlia Governorate that covers about 46,00 km² and comprises of a number of smaller towns and villages. The main economic resources of the city are driven from agriculture as well as food and natural gas industries. The city encloses some tourist attractions that is highly admired by tourists and Egyptian Christians alike which is the Coptic Orthodox Monastery of Saint Demiana. This Monastery dates back to the 4th century and encloses five churches and a mausoleum for the bishops and priests and the anniversary of Saint Demiana birthday takes place in May.
Dikirnes or Dekernes is one of the administrative centers in El Dakahlia Governorate that comprises of a number of smaller towns and villages. It locates about 20 km away from El Mansura City and covers about 21,00 km². Dikirnes Center includes some monumental places that are worth visiting for its historical value including Tall Balah or Bella Hills that dates back to the Greco-Roman era and Ali Mubarak School that is regarded as one of the oldest schools in Egypt.
El Manzala Lake
El Manzala is one of the main administrative centers in in El Dakahlia Governorate in the southeast of Egypt. It covers about 346 km² and comprises of a number of smaller lakes such as Ibn Salam Lake that is one of the most visited lakes for enclosing the mausoleum of some religious figures. El Manzala Lake is a preferable destination for those who are interested in bird watching since various species of immigrant birds can be found there. In addition to that Fishing is one of the activities that can be practiced in El Manzala that is famous for its richness of fish wealth. It is a city of a great history since its inhabitants played a great role in combating the French occupation.
El Mataria City
El Mataria is one of the cities of El Dakahlia Governorate on Damietta Branch of the Nile. It encloses a wide range of agricultural lands and comprises of a group of smaller towns and villages such as El Asafra.
Sherbin is one of the cities of El Dakahlia Governorate that locates to the south of Damietta Governorate on the western bank of the Nile. It covers about 2100 km² and involves a number of small towns and villages. The city encloses a wide range of agricultural lands and is famous for several industries that depend mainly on agricultural products such as cotton ginning and other industries such as furniture industry.
El Kurdi City
El Kurdi is a city in El Dakahlia Governorate that covers about 2100km² and comprises of a number of small villages and towns. The city has become of the major trade centers in the governorate that encloses numerous trade centers and shops. The government works hard for supplying the city with all essential services and facilities for encouraging investment in such areas.
Nabroa is a city in the west of El Dakahlia Governorate. It has a great history, since the Egyptian Christians believe that the Holy Family stopped at during their journey and it encloses El Arbaeen Mosque that is regarded as one of the oldest mosques in Egypt. The city inveloves a number of monuments that date back to Mamluk period including Mosque of Mojahid that was established by El Zaher Baybars to commemorate the death of his nephew, and the Mosque of Ubeid that date back to Mohamed Ali Era. Nowadays the city is provided with all essential services of Education, health care services and transportation. The major part of the inhabitants earn their living from agriculture and trade and a wide range of the people are educated.
Mit Ghamr is one of the major administrative centers in El Dakahlia Governorate that locates on Damietta Branch of the Nile. It covers about 346 km² and is one of the most crowded places in the governorate. Mit Ghamr comprises of a number of smaller towns and villages and encloses a wide range of agricultural lands and factories. Nowadays, it is one of the major industrial and commercial centers in El Dakahlia and is renowned for Aluminium industry and agriculture.
Gamasa Summer Resort is one of the most visited resorts in Egypt that locates El Dakahlia Governorate on the Mediterranean Sea. It covers about 25 km and is distinguished by its strategic position on the way between Alexandria and Cairo and its magnificently designed buildings. It is one of the notable resorts that encloses apartments, villas, and bungalows of all amenities and comforts at good prices that make it preferable destination for locals and foreigners alike. Additionally, the resort is one of the best places where one can enjoy tranquility, natural beauty, marvelous weather, and swimming in Chrystal clear water.
Menyet El Nasr City
Menyet El Nasr is one the cities of El Dakahlia Governorate bordered with some prominent cities in El Dakahlia including Dikirnes City, El Kordi, and El Gammalia City. It is a city of a great history that dates back the Predynastic period when it was one of the prominent commercial centers. It also occupied a quite important position in the reign of Mohamed Ali who used it a center for some groups of the Egyptian army.
Mit Salsil is one of the cities in the southeast of El Dakahlia Governorate. It is bordered by a number of major cities in the governorate and is known as the city of education due to the high rate of educated people in it. The city comprises of a number of small villages and contains a vast green lands and this makes agriculture the main source of income for it. El Masjed El Kabir or the Great Mosque is one of the major tourist places in Mit Salil. The city is supplied with all necessary services and facilities of means of transportation, education, and health care services.
Temay El Emdid city
Temay El Emdid(Tami El Amdid) is one of the centers of El Dakahlia Governorate that was the capital of Egypt for a period int the ancient Egyptians times and was known as Mendes. Nowadays Temay El Emdid is one of the administrative centers of El Dakahlia that comprises a number of small towns and villages and agriculture is the main source for income in it.