Port Said

city in northeastern Egypt

Port Said (Arabic بورسعيد, transliterated Būr Saʻīd) is an Egyptian city near the Suez Canal, with a population of about 500,000.

Fishermen in Port Said
PortSaid (postcard around 1915)
Egypt: Site of PortSaid (top).

Port Said has fishing and industries, like chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes. Port Said is also an important harbour both for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fuelling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal.

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31°09′N 32°11′E / 31.15°N 32.18°E / 31.15; 32.18