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Damietta Governorate

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Damietta governorate is considered one of Egypt's window on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, where the meeting point with the Nile River is. The Nile divides the governorate into two parts along its farms.

Damietta Governorate is famous in manufacturing of furniture, sweets and cheese. It is also famous for its distinguished resort, "Ras El Bar", which is located at the meeting point of the Mediterranean Sea with the Nile River.

1- Damietta Landmarks:
Damietta has some archaeological monuments dating back to the Greco-Roman eras 

Tal El-Brachia:

It is located southeast of the city of Faraskur, where a unique Roman bathroom was found in the eastern delta region. It has a lower tank for storing water. A residential area was found adjacent to this bathroom, as well as a factory for juice and oil extraction (olive oil) and grape juice that was used to serve the bathroom area. A tomb dating back to the Roman and Coptic eras was discovered.

Tal El Deir Zone:
It is located south of the city at the end of the industrial area. Coffins from the Roman era were found next to the monastery.

Shata Mosque and Shrine:
One of the oldest religious shrines is located in Ezbet Shata, which is located on Lake Manzala. The village of Shata was known in the Roman era as (Sata). It was named Shata after Sheikh Shata, who was martyred by Al-Hamouk in 21 AH-642 AD in the battle that took place around Tenees at the Arab conquest era.

Virgin church: 

It dates back to 1745. With the extinction of the Catholic families from Damietta, the church was transferred to the Coptic Orthodox. It contains the body of St. Mar, who was martyred in this area. There is also a piece of the wood of the cross on which Jesus was crucified. Gifted by Bishop Morcos, Bishop of Marseille in 1974 AD.

Tabiat Oraby in Ezbet el Borg
It was built in the eighteenth century, it is 122,500 m2, and it represents a military fortress. It consists of a wall, defense towers, soldiers Camps, and a small mosque.

Al-Lesan Zone:
Located in Ras Al-Bar resort, is distinguished by its unique location, where the Nile River and the Mediterranean Sea meet with the famous Al-Lesan Zone on triangle shape next to the Corniche includes spacious places to sit and enjoy the fresh air.

Al-Garby zone:
It includes for a physiotherapy center. There are the dry sands that are useful in the treatment of rheumatism. The governorate has the Hanging Park, Palm and Beach, and Oraby Fort.     

Damietta is surrounded by the Mediterranean in the north and Manzala Lake in the east, it is a peninsula bordered to the east by Port Said and Daqahlia in west and south.

3- Area:
The total area of the governorate is 910,30 km2, equivalent to about 00.10% of Egypt's total area and its population density is 1.40 per km2.

4- Population:
The population of Damietta is estimated at about 1,584,952 million people, according to 2021 statistic issued by the Central Agency for Mobilization and Statistics.

5- Damietta Map

6- Governor:
Dr. Manal Awad


A boat with two sails referring to the coastal environment and water ways which surround Damietta from most sides, in addition to the craft works featured in the industry of fishing boats, and also referring to loyalty, solidarity and unity of fishermen.

8-National Day
Damietta governorate celebrates its National Day on May 8th which marks the victory of the popular resistance on the Crusades forces in 1250 AD. when Louis IX, the leader of the Crusade, with his army of 80,000 soldiers and 1800 warships, landed on the shores of Damietta on June 4, 1249, the people of Damietta confronted the occupation, as a large number of the Crusader forces were killed in the Battle of Farascur, and only three fighters survived. Louis IX was captured and taken to prison in Ibn Luqman’s house in Mansoura. On May 8, 1250, the crusade was expelled from Damietta. For this reason, May 8 was considered a national holiday for the governorate, in memory of the governorate’s martyrs.

9-   Administrative division
The governorate is divided into five Markazas and ten cities:
1-    Damietta (Damietta - Ezbt El-Borg - Ras al-Bar)
2-    El-zarka (El-zarka – El-sro)
3-    Faraskor (Farskour – Alroda)
4-    Kafr saad (Kafr Saad – Meet Abo-Ghalb)
5-    Kafr Al-Buteekh
Kafr Saad is considered the biggest in terms of area followed by Faraskour.
The governorate includes 85 villages and New Damietta city which is 4-5 km far from the port.

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