Damietta

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Damietta

دمياط
City
دمياط مساءا وجامع البحر.jpg
Damietta is located in Egypt
Damietta
Damietta
Location of Damietta within Egypt
Coordinates: 31°25′N 31°49′E / 31.417°N 31.817°E / 31.417; 31.817
Country Egypt
GovernorateDamietta
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • City337,303
 • Metro
1,100,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
Area code(s)(+20) 57

Damietta is a city at the estuary of the Nile, in Egypt. Its name in Arabic is transilterated as Domyat (دمياط).It is an important port, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the Mediterranean. It is the capial of the Damietta governorate. In 2018, over 300.000 people lived in the city. In modern times, the Nile Delta is made of two branches, which start in Cairo. the Rosetta branch to the west, and the Damietta branch to the east.