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Tanta

(tän`tä), city (1986 pop. 336,517), capital of Gharbiyah governorate, N Egypt, in the Nile River delta. It is a cotton-ginning center and the main railroad hub of the delta. Three annual festivals are held in Tanta in honor of Ahmad al-Badawi, a revered Muslim figure of the 13th cent., who is buried in a mosque in the city. A branch of Al Azhar Univ. (Cairo) is in Tanta.

Tanta

 

a city in Egypt, in the Nile Delta, capital of Gharbiya Governorate. Population, 253,600 (1970). Tanta is a major rail road and highway junction. Industries include textile manufacturing and cottonseed-oil production. The population engages in cottage industries, producing handcrafted goods. Tanta also has a milk plant and a flour mill.

Tanta

a city in N Egypt, on the Nile delta: noted for its Muslim festivals. Pop.: 413 000 (2005 est.)
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