Qalyubia Governorate (Arabic: محافظة القليوبية Muḥāfaẓa al Qalyūbīya) is one of the governorates of Egypt. Located in Lower Egypt, it is situated north of Cairo in the Nile Delta region. Its capital is Banha.
Banha and several other settlements blend into the neighboring Cairo Governorate; as a result, Qalyubia is generally considered to form part of the Greater Cairo metropolitan area (along with Cairo Governorate and Giza Governorate).
Cities in the Qalyubia Governorate include:
Qalyubia is known for its agricultural production of crops, fruits and vegetables. The most important of these crops include maize, cotton, wheat, citrus fruits, bananas, oranges and apricots.
Qalyubia is also the leading Egyptian governorate in the production of chicken and eggs.