Muhafazah

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Muhafazah

In some Arabic-speaking countries, a political subdivision equivalent to a province or district. In general, a muhafazah is smaller than a mitiqah.
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Decisions made in Cairo have continuted to dominate the system of local government, centering on the muhafazat (governorate), despite a series of changes in the division of powers over the years.
Al-taghayarat al-ijtima'ivya w'al nafsiyya lil-usr al-muhajjara min muhafazat al-qanat.
The Qada' is the main administrative unit within the Muhafazat (Governorate).