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Port Said


  • General Information

    Other Name: -, District: Port Said , State: Urban Region, Egypt
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    Languages Spoken: Arabic
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  • Description

    Port Said is a northeastern Egyptian city near the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 500,000.Port Said is also an important harbour both for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fueling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal.There are numerous old houses with grand balconies on all floors, giving the city a distinctive look.
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The large Harbor (570 acres) and the northern entrance to the Suez Canal are protected by two long piers. The west pier, continuing the line of the harbor quay for some 2.5mi/4km, is designed to prevent the silting up of the channel by the deposit of mud carried down by the Nile. At its near end there formerly stood an imposing statue of Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805-94), constructor of the Suez Canal, but this was pulled down by Egyptian nationalists in 1956. To the south, on the harbor quay, is a 175ft/53m high lighthouse, with a light visible 23mi away. The east pier is almost 1mi/2km long.
To the west of the Port Said is the great expanse of Lake Manzala, mainly consisting of marshland and reed beds, with great numbers of water birds.