Hurgada

Name of City/municipality

Hurghada

Region Mouhafaza-district - Casa

Region: Red Sea Governorate 

Population

180,000 inhabitants  

Area

Area of Red Sea Governorate: 203,683km2 

Name of Mayor

Major General Ahmed Abdullah

Contact

 gateredsea@yahoo.com

Website 

http://www.redsea.gov.eg/t/default.aspx

Main features: Cultural or historic status / tourism attractions / natural sites

Hurghada's unique underwater gardens offshore are some of the finest in the world, justifiably famous amongst divers. Its warm waters are ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs, which may also be observed through glass bottom boats.  

Main economic activities (Industrial, agriculture)

Since the 1980s, Hurghada has grown from a small fishing village to an internationally renowned resort town on the Red Sea Governorate. The tourism represents the main economic industry of Hurghada, with a significant number of hotels and touristic attraction designed for this purpose. 

Sustainable development challenges

As a fast growing area, Hurghada faces several challenges and is currently seeking to reach a balance between developing the touristic infrastructure and preserving the natural sites.