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Damanhur city is one of the major destinations of Egypt. It is the capital city of Governorate of Al-Buhayrah. Damanhur city is situated in the lower region, in the western part of the Nile delta. The name Damanhur has originated from an ancient Egyptian word Timinhor.
Timinhor means the “city of Horus”. During the Hellenistic time, the city of Damanhur was known by the name of Hermopolis Parva. During this period, the capital of 15th nome was Damanhur.

Tourists can visit this city while on a travel to Egypt. Damanhur is situated at a distance of 160 km from Cairo. From Alexandria, Damanhur is located at a distance of 70 miles. Tourists can reach Damanhur by train, as it has become an important rail junction in Egypt. From the commercial point of view, this city is known for trade of rice. Many cotton-ginning plants are set up in this city.

A moulid of Sheikh Abu Rish was held in the month of November. A Jewish moulid is also held during the month of January. This occasion is observed in the holy shrine of Abu Khatzeira. During this festival, devotees come from distant places to this shrine of Damanhur.

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