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Tanta (Egyptian Arabic: طنطا Ṭanṭa , is a large city in Egypt. It is the country's fifth largest populated area, with 421,076 inhabitants as of 2006. Tanta is located between Cairo and Alexandria: 94 km north of Cairo and 130 km southeast of Alexandria. The capital of Gharbia Governorate, it is a center for the cotton-ginning industry. One of the major railway lines goes through Tanta. Three annual festivals are held in Tanta in honor of Ahmad al-Badawi, a revered Sufi figure of the 13th century, who founded the Badawiyya Tariqa in Egypt and is buried in the main mosque of Tanta. Tanta is known for its sweetshops and roasted chickpeas.
There are two+ hotels available in Tanta. Prices start at $100 USD per night.
It is currently 10:58 AM in Tanta. Tanta uses Egypt Standard Time and also supports Egypt Daylight Time.