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Port Said
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Docks of Port Said, Beach Mosque, Mosque on Entrance of the Canal, Port Said Beaches, Seagulls on the Canal, Port Said Hotel Gardens.
Flag of Port Said
Official seal of Port Said
The valiant city
Port Said is located in Egypt
Port Said
Port Said
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 31°15′45″N 32°18′22″E / 31.26250°N 32.30611°E / 31.26250; 32.30611
GovernoratePort Said
 • GovernorAdel Mohamed Ibrahim [1]
 • Total1,294 km2 (500 sq mi)
6 m (20 ft)
 • Total780,515
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 CAPMS 2010 Census
Time zoneUTC+2 (EGY)
Area code+20-66 (in Arabic)
Port Said, Port Fuad and Suez Canal
Picture of a mosque in Port Said

Port Said (Egyptian Arabic: بورسعيد [poɾ-, boɾ.sæˈʕiːd], locally: [boɾ.sæˈʕeːd];) is a city that lies in northeast Egypt extending about 30 km (19 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal. With an approximate population of 603,787 (2010), it is the fifth-largest city in Egypt.[3] The city was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal.

There are numerous old houses with grand balconies on all floors, giving the city a distinctive look. Port Said's twin city is Port Fuad, which lies on the eastern bank of the Suez Canal. The two cities coexist, to the extent that there is hardly any town centre in Port Fuad. The cities are connected by free ferries running all through the day, and together they form a metropolitan area with over a million residents that extends both on the African and the Asian sides of the Suez Canal. The only other metropolitan area in the world that also spans two continents is Istanbul.

Port Said acted as a global city since its establishment and flourished particularly during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century when it was inhabited by various nationalities and religions. Most of them were from Mediterranean countries, and they coexisted in tolerance, forming a cosmopolitan community. Referring to this fact Rudyard Kipling once said "If you truly wish to find someone you have known and who travels, there are two points on the globe you have but to sit and wait, sooner or later your man will come there: the docks of London and Port Said".[4]

  1. ^ "Egypt's new provincial governors: Who's who?". Ahram Online. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Egypt: Governorates, Major Cities & Towns - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  3. ^ Governorate population (including Port Fuad): "مؤشرات المجلس القومى للسكان – أهم المؤشرات السكانية لمحافظة بورسعيد – الأحداث..." Archived from the original on 30 June 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  4. ^ Port-Saïd : Architectures XIXe-XXe siècles

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