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Damietta (Dumyat)

Danuetta (Dumyat) city is also known as Damietta. It is the capital of the Governorate of Damietta in Egypt. In the ancient days, this Egyptian city was also known as Kaftoud especially to the Hebrews. The river Nile flows through this city and majority of the ancient remnants has been destroyed by the floods.
Damietta has become a major tourist destination of Egypt. Tourists may visit this city while on a trip to Egypt. This city is located at a distance of 210 km from northeast of Cairo. Damietta is located at a distance of 15 km from the Mediterranean. Damietta was known as a famous seaport in the ancient times.

Damietta city has been invaded by foreign powers for a number of times. Christians attacked this city for two times. The city of Damietta was ravaged in 1250 AD but it was rebuilt during the rule of the Ottomans. Tourists can visit some of the remaining structures built by the Ottomans.

Lake el Manzalla, situated just outside the city of Danuetta (Dumyat), is another popular tourist spot. During the winter season, tourists will get to see different species of migratory birds coming to this lake region. While on a visit to Danuetta or Dumyat, tourists may also visit the beach resorts at Baltim, Ras el-Bar and Gamassa. Another important tourist location in Dumyat is the Abu El-Maati Mosque.

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