The Helwan Governorate was split from the Cairo Governorate in April 2008. It was created through a presidential decree in order to ease the burden placed on Cairo, one of Egypt's most densely populated governorates. The city of Helwan became the capital of the Helwan Governorate, which encompassed most of the eastern suburbs of Cairo, notably the affluent neighbourhood of Maadi. In April 2011, prime minister Essam Sharaf abolished the Helwan Governorate and reincorporated its territory into the Cairo Governorate.
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