He gave her name to a number of cities, and also to a district (nome) of Egypt.'
Each nome had its metropolis, normally the seat of a governor or nomarch and the centre of its religious observances.
The district formed part of the nome (administrative division) of Boeotia and Attica until 1899, when it became a separate nome.
Bubastis, capital of the 19th nome of Lower Egypt, is now represented by a great mound of ruins called Tell Basta, near Zagazig, including the site of a large temple (described by Herodotus) strewn with blocks of granite.
It was capital of the 5th nome of Lower Egypt and must have been important from remote times.