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Port Said (postcard around 1915)
Port Said (postcard around 1915)

Port Said (31.25° N 32.29° EArabic بور سعيد, transliterated Būr Saʻīd) is a northeastern Egyptian city near the Suez Canal, with an approx. population of 500,000. Download high resolution version (1572x1000, 384 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1572x1000, 384 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Arabic (; , less formally, ) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Transliteration in a narrow sense is a mapping from one system of writing into another. ... 1881 drawing of the Suez Canal The Suez Canal (Arabic, Qanā al-Suways), west of the Sinai Peninsula, is a 163 km maritime canal in Egypt between Port Said (BÅ«r SaÄ«d) on the Mediterranean Sea and Suez (al-Suways) on the Red Sea. ...


The economic base of Port Said is fishing and industries, like chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes. Port Said is also an important harbour both for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fuelling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal. Port Said also thrives on being a duty-free port, as well as a summer resort for Egyptians. This article is about a tax measure. ...


Port Said is in many ways Egypt's most beautiful city. There are numerous old houses with grand balconies on all floors, giving the city a distinct charm. Port Said's twin city is Port Fouad, which lies on the eastern side of the canal. The two cities coexist, to the extent that there hardly is any town centre in Port Fouad. The cities are connected by free ferries running all through the day. Port Fouad is located across the Suez Canal from Port Said. ... The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and possibly their vehicles, on a relatively short-distance, regularly-scheduled service. ...


Port Said was designated to receive the gift of what is now known as the Statue of Liberty, then called "The Light Of Asia." When the current government decided that it was too costly of a project, "The Light of Asia" was shipped to New York City where it became an American landmark. Liberty Enlightening the World, commonly known as the Statue of Liberty, is a statue, given to the USA by France in the late 19th century, that stands at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all: returning Americans, visitors, and immigrants alike. ... The skyline of Lower Manhattan, with the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (1973 – 2001). ...


External links

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  • Satellite picture by Google Maps

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Encyclopedia: Port Said (565 words)
Port Said was designated to receive the gift of what is now known as the Statue of Liberty, then called "The Light Of Asia." When the current government decided that it was too costly of a project, "The Light of Asia" was shipped to New York City where it became an American landmark.
Port Said ist Sitz eines Teils der Sueskanal-Universität.
Port Said (31.25° N 32.29° EArabic بور سعيد, transliterated BÅ«r Saʻīd) is a northeastern Egyptian city near the Suez Canal, with an approx.
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