Damietta Govrenorate (Arabic: محافظة دمياط Muḥāfaẓat Dumyāṭ) is ane o the govrenorates o Egyp. It is locatit in the northeast o the kintra wi a population o ower 1 million. Its caipital is the ceety o Damietta.
Damietta is famous for its guava ferms, as well as the palm trees that cover the coast frae Ras El Bar in the east tae Gamasa in the wast. The govrenorate exports millions o palm trees tae mony kintras ivery year, includin Greece an Cheenae. Damietta an aa produces wheat, maize, cotton, rice, potatoes, lemon, grapes an tomatoes. It is an aa famous for its sweet industry, sardine packin, an Domiati cheese. Ras El Bar, ane o the auldest simmer resorts in Egyp, is locatit at the point whaur the The Nile meets the Mediterranean Sea.
The govrenorate's aurie is 1.029 km² or aboot 5% o the Delta's aurie, an aboot 1% o the aurie o Egyp. The inhabitit aurie is aboot 589.2 km². Its population – accordin tae a 1999 census – wis 953,430. The average rate o population growth is 2.09% per year.
The governorate consists of 4 central admeenistrations, 10 ceeties, 35 local veelager unit, 59 veelages an 722 sub-veelages. The names o the central admeenistrations are Damietta Central (Markaz Dumyat), Faraskur Central (Markaz Faraskur), Zarqa Central (Markas Al-Zarqa), an Kafr Saad Central (Markaz Kafr Saad). The govrenorate includes 7 colleges an institutes, 19 professional trainin centers, an 657 pre-college schuils.
The Fift an Seivent CrusadeEedit
The European Crusaders temporarily occupied the ceety for 2 years frae 1219 tae 1221, durin the Fift Crusade. Durin the Seivent Crusade, Baibars an the Mamluks defeatit the Crusaders at Damietta.
Damietta is famous o its skilled carpenters an furniture. These productions are no anerlie sauld inside o Egyp, but an aa in the Middle East, Europe an the USA. 80% o the govrenorate's income is relatit tae furniture.
See an aaEedit
- Damietta Govrenorate Archived 2008-07-30 at the Wayback Machine Offeecial wabsteid
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