Suez (Arabic:السويسas-Suways; Egyptian Arabic:es-Sewēs, el-Sewēs pronounced[esseˈweːs]) is a seaport city (population ca. 497,000) in north-eastern Egypt, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Suez (a branch of the Red Sea), near the southern terminus of the Suez Canal, having the same boundaries as Suez governorate. It has three harbors, Adabya, Ain Sukhna and Port Tawfiq, and extensive port facilities. Together they form a metropolitan area.
Railway lines and highways connect the city with Cairo, Port Said, and Ismailia. Suez has a petrochemical plant, and its oil refineries have pipelines carrying the finished product to Cairo.
Early Islamic era
In the 7th century AD a town named "Kolzum" stood just north of the site of present-day Suez and served as eastern terminus of a canal built by Amr ibn al-'As linking the Nile River and the Red Sea. Kolzum's trade fell following the closure of the canal in 770 by the second Abbasid caliph al-Mansur to prevent his enemies in Arabia from accessing supplies from Egypt and the lands north of it. Nonetheless, the town benefited from the trade that remained between Egypt and Arabia. By 780 al-Mansur's successor al-Mahdi restored part of the canal. The Qarmatians led by Hasan ibn Ahmad defeated a Fatimid army headed by Gawhar al-Siqilli at Kolzum in 971 and thereby captured the town. Following his defeat in Cairo by al-Siqilli at the end of that year, Hasan and his forces retreated to Arabia via Kolzum. Suez was situated nearby and served as a source of drinking water for Kolzum according to Arab traveler al-Muqaddasi who visited in 986.
During a tennis match in Paris between Ferdinand de Lesseps (Tyrone Power) and his friend Vicomte Rene de Latour (Joseph Schildkraut), the enthusiastic admiration of Countess Eugenie de Montijo (Loretta Young) for de Lesseps attracts the attention of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (Leon Ames). Bonaparte sees to it that both she and de Lesseps are invited to his reception. At the party, a fortuneteller predicts that Eugenie will have a troubled life, but also wear a crown, and that de Lesseps will dig a ditch. Entranced by Eugenie's beauty, Bonaparte arranges for his romantic rival to be assigned to a diplomatic post in Egypt, joining his father, Count Mathieu de Lesseps (Henry Stephenson), the Consul-General. De Lesseps impulsively asks Eugenie to marry him immediately, but she turns him down.
Egypt’s PresidentAbdel Fattah El-Sisi directed that the projects strategy in the SuezCanal Economic Zone focus on investments that aim at localizing technology and possessing industrial capacity ... This aims to raise the classification of Egyptian sea ports on the international map of navigation and marine services, the statement read.
The SuezCanal was in the spotlight recently when the container vessel Ever Given became wedged diagonally across it, causing a massive backlog in shipping traffic ... "Suez Canal Waterway Connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea Map, 3D illustration" by shubhamtiwari found on Shutterstock.
Part of the formation of Red Sea Bunkering has brought back Djibouti as a leader on bunker map in the region, Djibouti had previously been an important bunkering centre for ships transiting the SuezCanal – but then ‘due to the closure of the Suez Canal between 1967 and 1975 the ...
Egypt's SuezCanalAuthority said on Saturday that a shipping traffic jam of over 400 tankers caused by a giant container vessel getting stuck on the crucial waterway for almost a week has been cleared ... A map showing the location of the Ever Given when it became stuck, and other dots representing ships the became stuck on the Suez canal as a result.
A huge freighter ship, the Ever Given, blocked the SuezCanal trading passage. The Suez Canal is infamous in world politics for its various historical crises ... Using more classical 8 bit stylings is�Suez Canal Bulldozer ... This game allows players to duck and dive around diagonal ships, difficult blockades, and an oddly misshapen map of the Suez Canal.
When news broke last week that the Ever Given container ship was stranded in the SuezCanal, this newspaper’s graphics department began to prepare locator maps showing where the vessel was stuck and size comparison charts to help readers understand the task at hand to free such a massive vessel from the shore.
A map maker has made a web application to answer the question everyone is asking - just how big is the ship stuck in the SuezCanal? ...Stranded Suez Canal shipping container Ever Given ‘almost completely refloated’ Caroline O'Doherty.
Rescue vessels work at the site of a container ship trapped on the SuezCanal of Egypt on March 26, 2021 ... CAIRO, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The massive container ship Ever Given has been successfully refloated after being stranded in the Suez Canal for almost a week, Egypt's Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday.
The massive container ship Ever Given has been successfully refloated after being stranded in the SuezCanal for almost a week, Egypt's Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday ... Some 12 percent of the world trade volume passes through the Suez Canal.
CAIRO, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The massive container ship Ever Given has been successfully refloated after being stranded in the SuezCanal for almost a week, Egypt's Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday ... Some 12 percent of the world trade volume passes through the Suez Canal.
A huge container ship that has been wedged in the SuezCanal since Tuesday has finally been freed from the shoreline ... 'Our customers are worried about the Suez blockage'. Extra tugs join effort to dislodge Suez Canal ship ... Map showing alternative route for shipping while Suez Canal blocked ... Suez Canal ... Suez Canal Authority, Image.
Welsh beauty spots were rammed with visitors this weekend as the country lead the UK out of lockdown - just days before England'sStayAt Home orders are lifted. Lockdown restrictions were eased in Wales when the 'stay local' requirement was dropped on Saturday ... Pictured. Revellers at Barry Island ... Map footage shows how the SuezCanal became blocked ... .
Tugboats and dredges are operating at full speed to unseat the container carrier “Ever Given” blocking the SuezCanal from Tuesday, one of the world’s major commercial routes ... Suez Canal Authority via AP ... Suez Canal Authority via AP This map shows the 8 map of Traffic 7 formed on the Suez Canal this Friday at 3.30 pm – Photo.
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Lockdown-weary Britons today threw caution to the wind and left their homes in favour of the nation's beaches, parks and markets as temperatures started to climb ...Elsewhere in the Covid crisis. ... Pictured. Greenwich Park. People relax in St ... 1 2 3 ... Map footage shows how the SuezCanal became blocked ... Map footage shows how the Suez Canal became blocked ... .