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Ra's Ghareb (Arabic: راس غارب Rās Ġāreb pronounced [ɾɑːs ˈɣæːɾeb]) is the northernmost of the markazes (municipalities) in the Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, situated on the African side of the Gulf of Suez. It has an area of 10,464.46 km². At the 2006 Egyptian national census, the population numbered 32,369. It is one of the leading centers of petroleum production in Egypt, having housed the main operations for first the Anglo-Egyptian Oil Company (a branch of Royal Dutch Shell) and then the Egyptian national petroleum company. For a time it was the capital of the Red Sea Governorate.
|• Total||13,847 km2 (5,346 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|• Density||3.3/km2 (8.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EET)|
See also edit
- "Ras Ghārib (Kism (urban and rural parts), Egypt) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 17 March 2023.