Port Said

ceety in northeastren Egyp

Port Said (Arabic بورسعيد transliteratit Būr Saʻīd) is a city in north-east Egyp, near the Suez Canal, wi an approximate population o 603,787 (2010). The city wis establisht in 1859 durin the biggin o the Suez Canal.

Port Said

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Port Said is located in Egypt
Port Said
Port Said
Port Said, an the entrance tae the Suez Canal, viewed frae the ISS
Coordinates: 31°15′N 32°17′E / 31.250°N 32.283°E / 31.250; 32.283
Kintra Egyp
GovrenoratePort Said
 • GovrenorAhmed Abdullah
 • Total1351.1 km2 (521.7 sq mi)
3 m (10 ft)
 • Total603,787
 • Density446.8/km2 (1,157/sq mi)
 CAPMS 2010 Census
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
Area code(s)(+20) 66
WebsiteOfficial website (in Arabic)

The economic base o Port Said is fishin an industries, like chemicals, processed fuid, an cigarettes. Port Said is an' a' an important harbour baith for exports o Egyptian products like cotton an rice, but an' a' a fuelin station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal. Port Said an aa thrives on being a duty-free port, as well as a simmer resort for Egyptians.

There are numerous auld hooses wi grand balconies on aw floors, givin the city a distinctive leuk. Port Said's twin city is Port Fouad, which lies on the eastren side o the canal. The twa cities coexist, tae the extent that there haurdly is ony toun centre in Port Fouad. The cities are connectit bi free ferries runnin aw through the day, an thegither they form a metropolitan aurie wi ower a million residents.

In addition tae its port, the city is served bi Port Said Airport.

Baith in the Suez Crisis (1956) an in the Yom Kippur War (1973) Port Said wis hivily demolisht.

The port


The port is bordered, seaward, bi an imaginar line frae the wastren breakwater boondary till the eastren breakwater end. Frae the Suez Canal area, it is bordered bi an imaginary line extendin transversely fre the soothren bank o the Canal connectit tae Manzala Lake, an the railways arcade livestock.

Main Channel
  • Length: 8 km (5 mi)
  • Depth: 13.72 m (45.01 ft)
East Verge Channel
  • Length: 19.5 km (12 mi)
  • Depth: 18.29 m (60.01 ft)

Approach Area

Port Said Canal in 1880

Twa breakwaters protect the port entrance channel: the wastren breakwater is aboot 3.5 mile (5.6 km) lang, an the eastren breakwater is approximately 1.5 mile (2.4 km).

Dwellin Area


The Suez Canal dwellin area is situatit atween latitudes 31° 21' N an 31° 25' N an langitudes 32° 16.2°' E an 32° 20.6' E. whaur vessels awaitin tae accede Port Said port stay whether tae join the North convoy tae transit the Suez Canal tae carry oot stevedorin operations or tae be supplied wi provisions an bunkers. The dwellin area is dividit intae twa sections:

The Northren Area is allocatit for vessels wi deep drafts. The Soothren Area is for aw vessel types.

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