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Damietta
  • دمياط
  • ⲧⲁⲙⲓⲁϯ
City
كوبري دمياط التاريخي.jpg
DumyatMaeiniMosqueEntrance.jpg
مسجد البحر منارة عروس الدلتا دمياط.jpg
قبة المسجد المعينى الاثرى بدمياط.jpg
مهنه صيد الاسمالك (Fishing).jpg
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the Old Bridge, Maeini Mosque entrance, Damietta Cornich, Maeini Mosque dome, fishing in Damietta.
Official seal of Damietta
Damietta is located in Egypt
Damietta
Damietta
Location of Damietta within Egypt
Coordinates: 31°25′00″N 31°49′17″E / 31.41667°N 31.82139°E / 31.41667; 31.82139Coordinates: 31°25′00″N 31°49′17″E / 31.41667°N 31.82139°E / 31.41667; 31.82139
CountryEgypt
GovernorateDamietta
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • City337,303
 • Metro
1,100,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
Area code(+20) 57
Damietta
Damietta's Corniche along the Nile.
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Amr ibn al-A'as Mosque (al-Fateh)
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Capture of Damietta by Frisian crusaders.
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A 1911 postcard: the City of Damietta on the Nile.

Damietta (Egyptian Arabic: دمياط Dumyāṭ [domˈjɑːtˤ]; Coptic: ⲧⲁⲙⲓⲁϯ, romanized: Tamiati) is a port city and the capital of the Damietta Governorate in Egypt, a former bishopric and present multiple Catholic titular see. It is located at the Damietta branch, an eastern distributary of the Nile Delta, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the Mediterranean Sea, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Cairo. Damietta joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.

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Damietta

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Damietta (Egyptian Arabic: دمياط Dumyāṭ [domˈjɑːtˤ]; Coptic: ⲧⲁⲙⲓⲁϯ, romanized: Tamiati) is a port city and the capital of the Damietta Governorate in...

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Fifth Crusade

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1215, did not participate as promised. Following the successful siege of Damietta in 1218–1219, the Crusaders occupied the port for two years. Al-Kamil,...

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Damietta Governorate

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Damietta Governorate (Arabic: محافظة دمياط Muḥafazah Dumyāṭ [moˈħɑfzet domˈjɑːtˤ]) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the northeastern...

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New Damietta

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New Damietta (Arabic: قسم مدينة دمياط الجديدة) is a city in the Damietta Governorate, Egypt. The city is located north of Old Damietta and lies on the...

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Battle of Damietta

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Battle of Damietta, Sack of Damietta or Siege of Damietta may refer to: Sack of Damietta (853), a part of the Arab–Byzantine wars Siege of Damietta (1169)...

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Crusades

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commanders began the planning to attack the Egyptian port of Damietta. The fortifications of Damietta were impressive, and included the Burj al-Silsilah – the...

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Damietta University

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Damietta University was founded in 2012 in Damietta city in Egypt (Arabic: دمياط Dumyāṭ). The Faculty of Education opened for the academic year 1976-77...

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Damietta SC

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Damietta Sporting Club (Arabic: نادي دمياط للألعاب الرياضية), is an Egyptian football club based in Damietta, Egypt. The club is currently playing in the...

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Crusader invasions of Egypt

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way, despite several sackings. A combined Byzantine-Crusader siege of Damietta failed in 1169, the same year that Saladin took power in Egypt as vizier...

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Damietta Port

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31.76806°E / 31.46694; 31.76806 Egypt's Damietta Port is located 10 km west of the Nile river of Damietta branch westward Ras El-Bar, 70 km to the west...

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Battle of Baltim

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Battle of Baltim (also Battle of Damietta, Battle of Baltim–Damietta, Battle of Damietta–Baltim or Battle of Damietta – El Burelos) was fought between...

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List of cities and towns in Egypt

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El Sab Borg El Arab Borg El Burullus Bush Cairo Dahab Dairut Damanhur Damietta Dar El Salam Daraw Deir Mawas Dekernes Dendera Desouk Dishna Edfu Edku...

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Battle of Fariskur

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Ayyubid garrison in Damietta retreated to the camp of the Sultan in Ashmum-Tanah causing a great panic among the inhabitants of Damietta who fled the town...

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Egypt

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falls on Sinai's mountains and some of the north coastal cities such as Damietta, Baltim and Sidi Barrani, and rarely in Alexandria. A very small amount...

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SEGAS LNG

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SEGAS LNG is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Damietta, Egypt. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Port Said. The name SEGAS comes from...

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Nile Delta

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into sections, with the Nile dividing into two main distributaries, the Damietta and the Rosetta, flowing into the Mediterranean at port cities with the...

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Seventh Crusade

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evacuate Damietta due to lack of food. She knew that Damietta could not hold without the Italians and she summoned their leaders. If Damietta were to be...

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Nile

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Farscor Bridge International Coastal Road Bridge Damietta high Bridge, Damietta Damietta Bridge, Damietta Kafr El Zayat Bridges, Kafr El Zayat Zefta Bridge...

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Francis of Assisi

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of Damietta. The Sultan, al-Kamil, a nephew of Saladin, had succeeded his father as Sultan of Egypt in 1218 and was encamped upstream of Damietta. A bloody...

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Mamluk Sultanate

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of France's forces captured Damietta in their bid to conquer Egypt during the Seventh Crusade. As-Salih believed Damietta should not have been evacuated...

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1218

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Al-Adiliya, a few miles south of Damietta. June 24 – Siege of Damietta: The Crusader army assaults the fortified city of Damietta, but they repeatedly fail....

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French campaign in Egypt and Syria

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Smith unloaded an army of Janissaries near Damietta, between Lake Manzala and the sea. The garrison of Damietta, 800 infantry and 150 cavalry strong, commanded...

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Crusader states

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Egyptian army. The crusaders surrendered Damietta in return for safe conduct, ending the crusade. While staying in Damietta, Cardinal Pelagius sent reinforcements...

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Battle of Hattin

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Constantinople Fifth Crusade 2nd Damietta 1st Mansurah Sixth Crusade and aftermath Gaza 3rd Jerusalem La Forbie Seventh Crusade 3rd Damietta 2nd Mansurah Fariskur...

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1221

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Jerusalem. Meanwhile, a German contingent under Louis I of Bavaria arrives at Damietta, with orders from Frederick II not to launch an attack on Cairo until the...

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Battle of Montgisard

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Constantinople Fifth Crusade 2nd Damietta 1st Mansurah Sixth Crusade and aftermath Gaza 3rd Jerusalem La Forbie Seventh Crusade 3rd Damietta 2nd Mansurah Fariskur...

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Kinana

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in 1153. The Fatimid vizier Talai ibn Ruzzik resettled the tribesmen in Damietta and its environs where they became known as the Kinaniyya. Under the Ayyubids...

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New Administrative Capital

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Dabaa, El Negaila, Sidi Barrani, Sallum, Siwa Oasis Damietta Governorate Damietta, New Damietta, Ras El Bar, Faraskur, Kafr Saad, El Zarqa, Assarw, Arrawda...

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Kingdom of Jerusalem

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large Byzantine fleet of some 300 ships to assist Amalric, and the town of Damietta was placed under siege. However, the Byzantine fleet sailed with enough...

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Guillaume de Sonnac

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Sonnac and his Templar knights, attempted to land in Egypt. They targeted Damietta, just as the Fifth Crusade had years earlier. Fighting on the Egyptian...

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Rosetta

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the salty sea and many indigo fish. Despite the similarity of Rashid and Damietta in their geographical and administrative position throughout the ages and...

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Sovereign Military Order of Malta

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of Tripoli (1551) Great Siege of Malta (1565) Battle of Lepanto (1571) Raid on Żejtun (1614) Battle of Damietta (1732) French invasion of Malta (1798)...

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Damascus

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better known as Saladin, who defeated a joint crusader-Byzantine siege of Damietta. Saladin eventually overthrew the Fatimid caliphs and established himself...

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1249

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disembark, but Louis refuses. June 5 – Siege of Damietta: Louis IX lands with a Crusader force and captures Damietta, after a fierce battle at the edge of the...

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Frisian involvement in the Crusades

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consisting of Dutch and Flemish soldiers. They participated in the Siege of Damietta of 1218–1219 in Egypt, but the Frisian contingent returned home early and...

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13th century

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India 1217–1221: Fifth Crusade captures Egyptian Ayyubid port city of Damietta; ultimately the Crusaders withdraw. C. 1220: The Kingdom of Mapungubwe...

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Uthman

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Maniakes in Sicily 2nd Malta Naval warfare Phoenix Keramaia Crete Thasos Damietta Ragusa Kardia Gulf of Corinth Cephalonia Euripos Thessalonica Byzantine...

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Battle of Civetot

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Constantinople Fifth Crusade 2nd Damietta 1st Mansurah Sixth Crusade and aftermath Gaza 3rd Jerusalem La Forbie Seventh Crusade 3rd Damietta 2nd Mansurah Fariskur...

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First Crusade

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Constantinople Fifth Crusade 2nd Damietta 1st Mansurah Sixth Crusade and aftermath Gaza 3rd Jerusalem La Forbie Seventh Crusade 3rd Damietta 2nd Mansurah Fariskur...

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Planned community

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Arab – Alexandria Governorate. New Cairo – Cairo Governorate. New DamiettaDamietta Governorate. New Fayum – Fayum Governorate. New Nubariya – Beheira...

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Ras El Bar

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resort city in the Governorate of Damietta, Egypt. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea at the mouth of the Damietta Nile branch. There are approximately...

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Abbasid Caliphate

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resounding victory in the Sack of Amorium. The Byzantines responded by sacking Damietta in Egypt, and Al-Mutawakkil responded by sending his troops into Anatolia...

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