What is Suez?

  • (noun): A city in northeastern Egypt at the head of the Gulf of Suez and at the southern end of the Suez Canal.


Suez (Arabic: السويسas Suwais, ) 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 Sokhna 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.

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Suez Environnement
... Suez Environnement S.A ... Formerly an operating division of Suez, the company was spun out as a stand-alone entity as part of the merger to form GDF Suez on 22 July 2008 ... GDF Suez remains the largest shareholder of the company with a 35% stake ...
Suez Canal University
... The Suez Canal University is an Egyptian university serving the Suez Canal area, having its faculties divided among the Suez Canal governorates (Port Said, Suez Ismailia Governorates) ... (12 in Ismaïlia, 9 in Port Said, 5 in Suez and 2 in Arish) with a total number of students reaching 21,325 ...
List Of Shipwrecks In 1956 - October - Unknown Date
... Paul Solente ( Egypt) Suez Crisis The dredger was scuttled as a blockship in the Suez Canal at Port Said ... Zamalek ( Egypt) The cargo ship was sunk in the Suez Canal at Port Tewfik during an attack by British and French forces ...
Mohammed Tayea - Appointments
... Member of Wafd Party in Suez Member of the Egyptian Parliament for the Suez area - New Wafd party 1984 Member of the Housing Commission in Parliament Member of ...