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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Korean Cultural Caravan brings Korean culture closer to Port Said

Egypt Today 25 Sep 2021
... in Port Said yesterday under the title " Korean Cultural Caravan “ ... Mamdouh Al-Tabei, Director of Masr Public Library in Port Said, expressed his happiness at holding the Cultural Caravan, noting that there is a wide popularity of Korean culture in Port Said. ....
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Egypt: Trade Min. - Govt Seeks to Turn Port Said Into Industrial Hub

All Africa 20 Sep 2021
... and securing further jobs for Port Said residents....
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Sculptor Essam Darwish prepares to complete statue of Egypt’s legendary actor Mahmoud Yassin in Port Said

Egypt Today 20 Sep 2021
Moreover, Darwish stated that he expects placing the statue in a privileged location in the valiant city of Port Said due to the popularity of the late actor Mahmoud Yassin in his hometown, adding that the statue is expected to be placed in front of the Port Said Culture Palace in the heart of the city....
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Port Said Port begins receiving cruise ships after a long hiatus

Egypt Today 15 Sep 2021
The cruise ship WORLD NAVIGATOR coming from Cyprus arrived at Port Said Port on September 15....
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Egypt: 23 Ships Handled At Port Said Harbors

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 08 Sep 2021
Four container ships were allowed into Eastern Port Said ....
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Video: Egypt promotes tourism in Port Said

Egypt Independent 07 Sep 2021
... the Suez Canal Authority building, Al Farma, the Abbasid Mosque, Port Fouad suburb, Sainte Eugenie Church, al-Salam Mosque, and Port Said lighthouse, in addition to the Military Museum and Port Said National Museum....
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Explore the Cultural Treasures of Egypt’s Port Said This Year

Egyptian Streets 07 Sep 2021
Chosen as as the “Egyptian Capital of Culture for 2021”, Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem and Governor of Port Said Adel el-Ghadban will launch a series of cultural events to celebrate the gems of Port Said’s culture at Culture Center Theatre....
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Egypt’s culture min. inaugurates 4th Port Said Book Fair on Sept. 6

Egypt Today 06 Sep 2021
... Adel El-Ghadban  will inaugurate the 4th Port Said Book Fair, organized by the General Egyptian Book Organization  on September 6 in Port Said Cultural Center Square....
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4th Port Said Book Fair to launch on September 6

Egypt Today 30 Aug 2021
CAIRO – 30 August 2021. The General Egyptian Book Organization is preparing to launch the activities of the Fourth Port Said Book Fair from September 6 to 17, in front of the Sharq District headquarters.  .  .  . Subscription is now open to publishers wishing to participate.  .  .   ... 12,600 including all equipment.  ....
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4th Port Said Book Fair to launch on Sept. 6

Egypt Today 30 Aug 2021
CAIRO – 30 August 2021. The General Egyptian Book Organization is preparing to launch the activities of the Fourth Port Said Book Fair from September 6 to 17, in front of the Sharq District headquarters.  .  .  . Subscription is now open to publishers wishing to participate.  .  .   ...  .  .   ...  .   ... ....
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Ever Given approaching Port Said to cross Suez Canal on return trip

Egypt Independent 19 Aug 2021
The Panama-flagged container ship Ever Given is approaching Port Said to cross the Suez Canal again, for the first time since March when it ran aground in the canal for almost six days ... Port Said on Thursday afternoon, in preparation for crossing the canal....
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Giant ship that blocked Suez Canal for 6 days arrives in Port Said returning from Europe

Egypt Today 19 Aug 2021
The giant container vessel that ran aground in Egypt’s Suez Canal and blocked trade for six days before it could be re-floated reached Port Said as it is returning from Europe to south eastern Europe ... Late in June, the Suez Canal Authority said it reached a settlement with ......

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