Minia is one of the major governorates in Upper Egypt that encloses a number of important monuments that attract a large number of tourists for visiting it. It covers about 32279km and is not a densely populated area in comparison to other governorates. The great percentage of the inhabitants of Menia are Christians since they believe that it is a holy place where the Holy Family passed by during their journey. On top of the most attractive Coptic monumental places in the governorate is Virgin Mary Church in El Menia. Minia Governorate comprises of a large number administrative centers and cities and its capital is Minia City. Supposedly driven from the name of ancient god Min, many Egyptian cities as well are named ‘Menia’. Mainly, the economic resources of the city are driven from agriculture as well as soap, perfume and sugar manufactures.
El Minia is a land of a great history since it was the cult for Thut, god of wisdom in ancient Egyptian Mythology and there is a large number of temples that were dedicated for his worship there. Thus, tourism is regarded as the major economic resources of the governorate. The government pays a great attention for providing the governorate with all essential needs to help the inhabitants on leading a comfortable and civilized life. Menia University is one of the major universities in Upper Egypt that encloses about 15 branches and a huge number of students graduate annually from it.