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Sumusta is located in Egypt
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 28°55′15″N 30°51′13″E / 28.920814°N 30.853626°E / 28.920814; 30.853626
Country Egypt
GovernorateBeni Suef
 • Total63,331
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EST)

Sumusta (Arabic: سمسطا) is a city in the Beni Suef Governorate, Egypt. Its population was estimated at 63,000 people in 2020.[1]

The name of the city comes from Ancient Greek: Σεσφθα, romanizedSesphtha, where -σφθ- comes from Ancient Egyptian: sbtj, lit.'wall'.[2]


  1. ^ "Egypt: Governorates, Major Cities & Towns - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  2. ^ Peust, Carsten. "Die Toponyme vorarabischen Ursprungs im modernen Ägypten" (PDF). p. 90.