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Northermost part of Gulf of Suez with town Suez on map of 1856.
Northermost part of Gulf of Suez with town Suez on map of 1856.
Egypt: Site of Suez (top right).

Suez (Arabic: السويس as-Suways) is a seaport town (population ca. 497,000) in northeastern Egypt, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Suez, near the southern terminus of the Suez Canal, having the same boundaries as Suez governorate. It has two harbors, Port Ibrahim and Port Tawfiq, and extensive port facilities. Rail lines and highways connect the city with Cairo and Port Said. Suez has a petrochemical plant, and its oil refineries have pipelines carrying the finished product to Cairo. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 708 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1510 × 1278 pixel, file size: 373 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Suez 1856 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Suez... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 708 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1510 × 1278 pixel, file size: 373 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Suez 1856 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Suez... The northern end of the Red Sea is bifurcated by the Sinai Peninsula, creating the Gulf of Suez (Arabic: خليج السويس; transliterated: Khalyj as-Suways) in the west and the Gulf of Aqaba to the east. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links Egypt-region-map-cities. ... Image File history File links Egypt-region-map-cities. ... Northermost part of Gulf of Suez with town Suez on map of 1856. ... Suez is a seaport town in north-eastern Egypt. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... The northern end of the Red Sea is bifurcated by the Sinai Peninsula, creating the Gulf of Suez (Arabic: خليج السويس; transliterated: Khalyj as-Suways) in the west and the Gulf of Aqaba to the east. ... Suez Canal, seen from Earth orbit, NASA. Ships moored at El Ballah during transit The Suez Canal (Arabic: , transliteration: ), is a large artificial canal in Egypt west of the Sinai Peninsula. ... As Suways (Arabic: محافظة السويس ) is one of the governorates of Egypt. ... Nickname: Egypt: Site of Cairo (top center) Coordinates: Government  - Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area  - City 214 km²  (82. ... Port Said (postcard around 1915) Port Said (31. ...


Suez is a way station for Muslim pilgrims traveling to and from Mecca. In the 7th century a town near the site of present-day Suez was the eastern terminus of a canal linking the Nile River and the Red Sea. In the 16th century Suez was a Turkish naval station. Its importance as a port increased after the Suez Canal opened in 1859. The city was virtually destroyed during battles in the late 1960s and early 1970s between Egyptian and Israeli forces occupying the Sinai Peninsula. The town was deserted following the Second Arab-Israeli War in 1956. Reconstruction of Suez began soon after Egypt reopened the Suez Canal, following the October 1973 war with Israel. The Hajj (Arabic: , transliteration: ; Turkish: ; Ottoman Turkish: حاج, Hāc; Malay: , Bosnian: ) is the Pilgrimage to Mecca in Islam. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... There is also Nile, a death metal band from South Carolina, USA. The Nile in Egypt Length 6 695 km Elevation of the source 1 134 m Average discharge 2 830 m³/s Area watershed 3 400 000 km² Origin Africa Mouth the Mediterranean Basin countries Uganda - Sudan - Egypt The... Location of the Red Sea The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 For other uses of the word Sinai, please see: Sinai (disambiguation). ... Combatants Israel United Kingdom France Egypt Commanders Moshe Dayan Charles Keightley Pierre Barjot Gamal Abdel Nasser Abdel Hakim Amer Strength 175,000 Israeli 45,000 British 34,000 French 70,000 Casualties 197 Israeli KIA 56 British KIA 91 British WIA 10 French KIA 43 French WIA 650 KIA 2... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...





History

The construction of a canal that bound the seas Mediterranean and Red through the isthmus of Suez, in Egypt, was an old plan very. The Romans already used the region for the ticket of small boats and they called it “Canal of the Faraós”. The defenders of the project argued that the canal in the distance diminuiría between the Europe and the south of Asia. The boats that left of the Mediterranean Sea would not need more to surround Africa and to skirt the handle of the Good Hope to reach the Oceans Indian and Pacific. The project of construction of the canal was co-ordinated by the engineer and French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, who acquired of paxá Said the rights of opening and exploration for the period of 99 years. For this it mounted a company, the Universal Company of the Maritime Canal of Suez, that had as main shareholders France and the United Kingdom. More than 1,5 million of workers had participated of the workmanships. They had initiated in 1859 and had later finished ten years with a cost of 17 million sterling pounds. The construction of the Suez Canal was favored by the natural conditions of the region: the small distance between the Mediterranean and the Red sea, the occurrence of a line of lakes of North the south (Manzala, Timsah and Amargos), level low e the arenaceous nature of lands. For the inauguration, in day 17 of November of 1869, the Italian Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) composes the Aída opera. In 1888, the Convention of Constantinopla defined that the Suez Canal would have to serve the boats of all the countries same in war times. England and Egypt had signed, in 1936, an agreement that assured the military presence of the United kingdom in the region of the canal for a period of 20 years. With the withdrawal of the English troops, in 1956, Egyptian president Gamal Nasser initiated a conflict when nationalizing the canal and to hinder the ticket of ships with the flag of Israel. In this exactly year, with the aid of the United kingdom and France, the Israeli army invaded Egypt. Defeated, but counting on the support of the ONU, U.S.A. and the Soviet Union, Egypt guaranteed the control on the canal. The price of the support was the opening of the canal for the international navigation. In 1967, with the War of the Six Days (conflict between Israel and the Arab front, formed for Egypt, Jordan and Syrian), the ticket is again closed. From 1975 the Suez Canal is reopened for all the nations of the world.


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Coordinates: 29°58′N, 32°33′E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Suez Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1640 words)
The Suez Canal (Arabic: قناة السويس, Qanā al-Suways), west of the Sinai Peninsula, is a 190-km-long (163 miles) and, at its narrowest point, 300-m-wide (984 ft) maritime canal in Egypt between Port Said (Būr Sa'īd) on the Mediterranean Sea, and Suez (al-Suways) on the Red Sea.
This caused Britain, France, and Israel to invade, in the week-long Suez Crisis of 1956.
Because of leakage problems, in the period 1992–1995 a new water-tight tunnel was built inside the old one.
Suez Canal - MSN Encarta (602 words)
Suez Canal, artificial waterway running north to south across the Isthmus of Suez in northeastern Egypt; it connects the Mediterranean Sea with the Gulf of Suez, an arm of the Red Sea.
In 1858 La Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez (Universal Company of the Maritime Suez Canal) was formed with authority to cut a canal and to operate it for 99 years, after which ownership would return to the Egyptian government.
Egyptian nationalists demanded repeatedly that Britain evacuate the Suez Canal Zone, and in 1954 the two countries signed a seven-year agreement that superseded the 1936 treaty and provided for the gradual withdrawal of all British troops from the zone.
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