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Ras el-Barr in the region of Ad Daqahlīyah is a place located in Egypt - some 106 mi (or 170 km) North of Cairo, the country's capital.

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Local time in Ras el-Barr is now 05:13 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Cairo" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Tyre, Beirut, Haifa, Tanta, Shatt Ghayt an Nasara or Izbat al Jirabi. When in this area, you might want to check out Shatt Gireiba, Shatt 'Ezbet el-Lahm, Shatt ash Shaykh Dirgham, Ras el-Barr, Kafr Humaydah and Izbat ar Ratmah as well. We found some clip posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Nile meets Mediterranean Egypt

03:48 min ( July 13, 2008 by worldtraveler2010)
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Ras El-Barr, one of two places in Egypt where the Nile meets the Mediterranean

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Interesting facts about this location

Ras El Bar

Ras El Bar, which means "head of land" or the "golden triangle", is a resort city in the Governorate of Damietta, in northeast Egypt. It is located at Mediterranean Sea, at the mouth of the Damietta river, a distributary of the Nile, opposite Izbat al-Burj. There are approximately 25,000 permanent residents in the city. However, during the summer peak holiday season, from July to September, the population quickly expands to over 250,000.

More reading: Ras El Bar homepage
Located at 31.51, 31.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Damietta Governorate

Damietta Port

Egypt's Damietta Port is situated 8.5 km west of the Nile river of Damietta branch westward Ras El-Bar, and it is 70 km away from Port Said. The port installations extend on an area of 11.8 km. The port is bordered by an imaginary line connecting the eastern and western external breakwaters.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.51, 31.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Damietta, Damietta Governorate, Ports and harbours of Egypt


Caphutkia (also Capotakia or Kapotakia) in Aramaic קפוטקיא, קפוטקאי, קפודקאי, (later Katpatuka in Old Persian) was the name used in mediaeval Jewish and Syriac writings for the town in the vicinity of the former Ptolemaic city of Pelusium and its later Arab counterpart Damietta. Caphutkia is mentioned in the Targums and the Syriac commentary on Genesis where it is identified with the locality called Caphtor in the Bible.

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Located at 31.51, 31.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Medieval Egypt


Damietta, also known as Damiata, or Domyat, is a port and the capital of the Damietta Governorate in Egypt. It is located at the Damietta branch, a distributary of the Nile, 15 kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea, about 200 kilometres north of Cairo.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.51, 31.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Crusade places, Damietta, Governorate capitals in Egypt, Nile River Delta, Populated coastal places in Egypt, Populated places in Damietta Governorate