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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Deccan Herald 03 Dec 2022
Although the protesters have refused to budge, Kerala's minister of ports, Ahammed Devarkovil, said the state government was hopeful of resolving the deadlock but there was no chance it would halt construction....

Local Development Minister follows up Port Said development projects

Egypt Independent 27 Nov 2022
Minister of Local Development Hisham Amna met Saturday with Port Said Governor Adel al-Ghadban to follow up on projects of the 2022/2023 investment plan in the governorate....

In pics: Visitors enjoy European scene of flying Pigeons over Port Said's famous square

Egypt Today 22 Nov 2022
The Obelisk Square in Port Said witnessed the flock of many visitors Tuesday morning, with hundreds of doves flying around in a beautiful scene ... Port Said ......

Photos: One of the world’s largest ships ‘Costa Diadema’ docks at Port Said

Egypt Independent 14 Nov 2022
Port Said Port received the tourist ship Costa Diadema, which is flying the flag of Italy, coming from the port of Milan in Italy, carrying 2,973 tourists and 1,170 crew members, The Media Office of the Suez Canal Economic Zone announced in a statement....

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