El Minya considered for Egyptian as the (Bride of Upper Egypt). Minya is located roughly at the border between Upper and Lower Egypt. The name may be originated from the city's name in ancient Egyptian (Men'at Khufu) The population of El-Minya around 5 million people living there, Minya governorate has a large minority of Christians (approximately 35% of the population, particularly in the city of Malawi the governorate is quite large. Located south of Cairo about 245 km (153 miles) in halfway between Cairo and Luxor, and has a total size of 32,279 sq. km (12,460 sq. miles) encompassing 9 districts. Minya Governorate is an important agricultural and industrial region. Among its principal crops are sugar-cane, cotton, beans, soya beans, garlic, onions, and vegetables of various sorts, tomatoes, potatoes, watermelons, and grapes. Among the leading local industries are food processing (especially sugar and the drying and grinding of onions), spinning and weaving of cotton, perfumes, oils and fats, cement-making, quarrying (especially limestone), and brick-making. Tell el Amarna and Beni Hassan are perhaps the two most famous sites located in El Minya, though, as mentioned; there are many others as well.