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A Nome (from Ancient Greek: νομός, nomós, "district") was a territorial division in ancient Egypt. The Ancient Egyptian term was spꜣt. Nomes were a type of administrative division - the equivalent of a county's districts in our modern terms - that was managed for the Pharaoh by a local governor, called a Nomarch. The number of nomes changed through the various periods of the history of ancient Egypt.

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List of Nomes[]

Upper Egyptian nomes and their capitals[]

Number Nome Capital Main deities
1
UEN1
Ta-Seti
"Land of the Bow"
Abu
Elephantine
Khnum
2
UEN2
Wetjes-Hor
"Throne of Horus"
Behdet
Apollonopolis Magna
(Edfu)
Horus
3
UEN3
Nekhen
"Shrine"
Nekhen
Hierakonpolis
(Kom el-Ahmar)
Horus (Nekheni), Nekhbet
4
UEN4
Waset
"Was-Sceptre"
Waset
Thebes
(Luxor)
Amun
5
UEN5
Horwy
"Two Falcons"
Gebtu
Coptos
(Qift)
Min
6
UEN6
Iqer
"Crocodile"
Iunet
Tentyris
(Dendera)
Hathor
7
UEN7
Seshesh
"Sistrum"
Hut-Seshesh
Diospolis Parva
(Hu)
Hathor (Bat)
8
UEN8
Ta-Wer
"Great Land"
Abdju
Abydos
(el-Araba el-Madfuna)
Osiris, Onuris
9
UEN9
Min
"Min"
Ipu
Panopolis
(Akhmim)
Min
10
UEN10
Wadjet
"Wadjet"
Tjebu
Antaeopolis
(Qaw el-Kebir)
Nemty
11
UEN11
Sutekh
"Set"
Shashotep
Hypselis
(Shutb)
Khnum
12
UEN12
Tuph
"Viper Mountain"
Per-Nemty
Hierakon
(el-Atawla)
Horus
13
UEN13
Nedjefet-Khent
"Upper Sycamore and Viper"
Zawty
Lycopolis
(Asyut)
Ophois
14
UEN14
Nedjefet-Pehut
"Lower Sycamore and Viper"
Qis
Cusae
(el-Quseyya)
Hathor
15
UEN15
Wenet
"Hare"
Khmun
Hermopolis Magna
(el-Ashmounein)
Thoth
16
UEN16
Mahedj
"Oryx"
Menat-Khufu
(Minya)
Horus
17
UEN17
Anpu
"Anubis"
Saka
Cynopolis
(el-Qais)
Anubis
18
UEN18
Nemty
"Nemty"
Tayu-Djayet
Ankyronpolis
(el-Hiba)
Anubis
19
UEN19
Wabwy
"Two Sceptres"
Per-Medjed
Oxyrhynchus
(el-Bahnasa)
Set
20
UEN20
Nehet-Khent
"Upper Sycamore"
Hutnesut
Heracleopolis Magna
(Ihnasiya el-Medina)
Harsaphes
21
UEN21
Nehet-Pehut
"Lower Sycamore"
Shedet
Crocodilopolis
(Medinet el-Faiyum)
Sobek
22
UEN22
Maten
"Knife"
Tepihu
Aphroditopolis
(Atfih)
Hathor

Lower Egyptian nomes and their capitals[]

Number Nome Capital Main deities
1
LEN1
Aneb-Hedj
"White Walls"
Mennefer
Memphis
(Mit Rahina)
Ptah
2
LEN2
Khepesh
"Foreleg"
Khem
Letopolis
(Ausim)
Horus
3
LEN3
Amentet
"West"
Imau
Momemphis
(Kom el-Hisn)
Hathor
4
LEN4
Nit-Resy
"Upper Shield"
Djekaper
Nikiou
(Zawyet Razin)
Neith
5
LEN5
Nit-Mehu
"Lower Shield"
Zau
Sais
(Sa el-Hagar)
Neith
6
LEN6
Kaset
"Mountain Bull"
Khasu
Xois
(Sakha)
Amun
7
LEN7
Huyges-Amenteti
"Western Harpoon"
Demyenhor
Hermopolis Mikra
(Damanhur)
Horus
8
LEN8
Huyges-Iabeti
"Eastern Harpoon"
Per-Atum
Pithom
(Tell el-Maskhuta)
Atum
9
LEN9
Andjeti
"He of Andjet"
Andjet
Busiris
(Banna Abu Sir)
Osiris (Andjeti)
10
LEN10
Kaqem
"Black Bull"
Huttaherib
Athribis
(Tell Atrib)
Horus
11
LEN11
Kaheseb
"Heseb Bull"
Taremu
Leontopolis
(Tell el-Muqdam)
Isis
12
LEN12
Ka-Tjeb
"Bull and Calf"
Tjebnetjer
Sebennytos
(Samannud)
Onuris
13
LEN13
Heqa-Andju
"Prospering Sceptre"
Iunu
Heliopolis
(Cairo)
Ra
14
LEN14
Khent-Iabet
"Eastmost"
Tjaru
Sile
(Tell Habua)
Horus
15
LEN15
Djehuty
"Ibis"
Per-Djehuty
Hermopolis Parva
(Tell el-Naqus)
Thoth
16
LEN16
Hatmehit
"Foremost of Fish"
Djedet
Mendes
(Tell el-Rub'a)
Banebdjedet, Hatmehit
17
LEN17
Behdet
"Throne"
Semabehdet
Diospolis Inferior
(Tell el-Balamun)
Amun
18
LEN18
Amti-Khent
"Upper Prince"
Per-Bastet
Bubastis
(Tell Bastah)
Bast
19
LEN19
Amti-Pehut
"Lower Prince"
Djanet
Tanis
(San el-Hagar)
Wadjet
20
LEN20
Sopdu
"Plumed Falcon"
Per-Sopdu
Persopothis
(Saft el-Hinna)
Sopdu

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References[]

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