Port Said

Port Said (Egyptian Arabic: بورسعيد Borsaʿīd IPA: [boɾ.sæˈʕiːd, poɾ.sæˈʕiːd], the first syllable has its pronunciation from French; unurbanized local pronunciation: [bɔrsaˈʕɛˑd]) is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 kilometres (19 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). The city was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal.

Port Said has been ranked the second among the Egyptian cities according to the Human Development Index in 2009 and 2010, the economic base of the city is fishing and industries, like chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes. Port Said is also an important harbour for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fueling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal. It thrives on being a duty-free port, as well as a tourist resort especially during summer. It is home to the Lighthouse of Port Said (the first building in the world built from reinforced concrete).

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Port Said incorporates digitalization, delivers gov’t papers to citizens’ homes

Egypt Today 20 Jan 2022
In the framework of Egypt’s measures to incorporate digital transformation concept in all state’s departments and services, Port Said is now delivering official papers, government services to citizens homes ... In Port Said, one of the first ......

Egypt: Egp 2.7 Billion Taxes, Customs Duties Collected By Port Said Custom Department in December

All Africa 10 Jan 2022
The Finance Ministry announced Saturday that the total of taxes and custom duties collected in Port Said in December exceeded EGP 2.7 billion .......