Location of Damietta within Egypt
|• City||3.53 km2 (1.36 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|• Density||87,000/km2 (220,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EST)|
|Area code||(+20) 57|
Damietta (Egyptian Arabic: دمياط Dumyāṭ [domˈjɑːtˤ]; Coptic: ⲧⲁⲙⲓⲁϯ, romanized: Tamiati) is a port city and the capital of the Damietta Governorate in Egypt. 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. It was a Catholic bishopric and is a multiple titular see. It is also a member of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.