Dakahlia Governorate is an Egyptian governorate lying northeast of Cairo. Its area is approximately 3,500 km². Its capital is Mansoura.According to the Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, in February, 2020, Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered 83 tombs dating back to 4,000 B.C known as Naqada III period. Various small pottery pots in different shapes and some sea shells, makeup tools, eyeliner pots, and jewels were also revealed in the burial.The governorate is divided into the following municipal divisions and in July 2017 had an estimated population of 6,516,489. At times there is a kism and a markaz with the same name.