Shata, Egypt

Shata or Sheikh Shata (Arabic: شطا, Greek: Σάτα) is an old city in Damietta Governorate, Egypt. It lies North East of the Nile Delta on Lake Manzala.[1] City was famous in Middle Ages for its production of textiles known as "Shatawi"[2] and for producing cover (Kiswah) for Kabaa.


Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31.408889°N 31.871944°E / 31.408889; 31.871944
Country Egypt
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)


  1. Wiet, G. and Halm, H., “S̲h̲aṭā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs.
  2. “s̲h̲aṭawī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Glossary and Index of Terms, Edited by: P.J. Bearman, Th. Banquis, C.E. Bowworth, E. van Donzel, W. P. Heinrichs Bowworth.
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