Damietta Governorate on the map of Egypt
|• Governor||Manal Awad Mikhael|
|• Total||1,029 km2 (397 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
Damietta Governorate (Egyptian Arabic: محافظة دمياط Muḥāfẓet Dumyat) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the northeastern part of the country, and has a population of over 1 million. Its capital is the city of Damietta.
Damietta (city) is famous for its guava farms, as well as the palm trees that cover the coast from Ras El Bar in the east to Gamasa in the west. The governorate exports millions of palm trees to many countries every year, including Greece and China. Damietta also produces wheat, maize, cotton, rice, potatoes, lemon, grapes and tomatoes. It is also famous for its sweet industry, sardine packing, and Domiati cheese. Ras El Bar, one of the oldest summer resorts in Egypt, is located at the point where The Nile meets the Mediterranean Sea.
An important feature of this governorate is the Damietta Port which has been able to accommodate the movement of ships when bad weather forbids nearby ports to do so.
|Anglicized name||Native name||Arabic transliteration||Population
(July 2017 Est.)
|El Zarqa||مركز الزرقا||Az-Zarqā' incl. As-Sarw||169,229||Markaz|
|Damietta 1||قسم أول دمياط||Dumyāṭ 1||109,812||Kism (fully urban)|
|Damietta 2||قسم ثان دمياط||Dumyāṭ 2||173,067||Kism (fully urban)|
|Police Dept. Port of Damietta||إداره شرطه ميناء دمياط الجديد||Idārah Shurṭah Mīnā' Dumyāṭ al-Jadīd||Police-administrated Area|
|Kafr El Batik||مركز كفر البطيخ||Kafr al-Baṭṭīkh||133,387||Markaz|
|Kafr Saad||مركز كفر سعد||Kafr Sa'd||265,467||Markaz|
|New Damietta||قسم مدينه دمياط الجديده||Madīnat Dumyāṭ al-Jadīdah||50,393||Kism (fully urban)|
|Ras El Bar||قسم رأس البر||Ra's al-Bar||9,444||Kism (fully urban)|
According to population estimates, in 2015 the majority of residents in the governorate lived in rural areas, with an urbanization rate of only 38.7%. Out of an estimated 1,330,843 people residing in the governorate, 815,244 people lived in rural areas as opposed to only 515,599 in urban areas
According to the Governing Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI) the governorate is home to two industrial zones.
|Zone name||Space (feddans)|
|General Free Zone in Damietta||190|
The governorate's area is 1.029 km² or about 5% of the Delta's area, and about 1% of the area of Egypt. The inhabited area is about 589.2 km². Its population – according to a 1999 census – was 953,430. The average rate of population growth is 2.09% per year.
The governorate consists of 4 subdivisions, 10 cities, 35 local village units, 59 villages and 722 sub-villages. The subdivisions are Damietta, Faraskur, El Zarqa and Kafr Saad. The governorate includes 7 colleges and institutes, 19 professional training centers, and 657 pre-college schools.
The city of Damietta is famous for its skilled carpenters and furniture. Their products are sold in Egypt, and throughout the Middle East, Europe and the USA. 80% of the governorate's income is related to furniture.
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