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Damanhur is in Lower Egypt.


Damanhur lies in the Nile Delta about 45 km southeast of Alexandria. Back in ancient Egypt, it was the capital of the nome called Ament, and dedicated to the god Horus. Then, in Greek and Roman times, it became Hermopolis Mikra or Hermopolis Parva because of its association with Hermes (whose Egyptian likeness was Thoth). Today, it is a center for agricultural processing in Lower Egypt and could probably take on the best of conservative-minded municipalities.

Get in[edit]

Damanhur is only about 45 km southeast of Alexandria, and is feasibly reached by motorized transport due to its proximity to the Alexandria-Tanta Highway.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Damanhur Opera House (دار أوبرا دمنهور), +20 45 3292752. This is a nice example of neoclassical architecture.
  • 2 The Repentance Mosque (مسجد التوبة). This is quite the structure with a minaret and domes dominating its general appearance. And it was the second mosque to be built in Egypt, constructed by Amr ibn al-As.
  • 3 Nasser Mosque (مسجد ناصر). In case you are mosque-hopping, this one is quite large with a single tall minaret.


  • 4 Rashid branch Nile mouth. Here you can witness an end of the world's longest river as it empties into the Mediterranean Sea, though it's not the famous place at Lesan Area.






Only rubbish hotels: do your best not to stay here.


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