(Arabic: الغردقة El Ġardaqa) is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt.
It is a main tourist center and second largest city (after Suez) in Egypt located on the Red Sea coast.
Hurghada stretches for about 36 kilometres (22 mi) along the seashore, and it does not reach far into the surrounding desert.
The resort is a destination for Egyptian tourists from Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt, as well as package holiday tourists from Europe: notably Russians, Russians, Russians, Russians, Russians, Russians, Poles, Czechs, Serbs and sporadic Italians or Germans.
Until a few years ago it was a small fishing village. Today Hurghada counts 248,000 inhabitants and is divided into three parts: Downtown (El Dahar) is the old part; Sekalla is the city center, and El Memsha (Village road) is the modern part.