10 interesting facts about the Suez Canal?

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  • 9 years ago
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    1. The Suez Canal was begun in 1858 and was formally opened in November, 1869.

    2. Its cost, including harbors, is estimated at $100,000,000.

    3. Its length is 100 miles, 75 of which were excavated; its width is generally 325 feet at the surface, and 75 feet at the bottom, and its depth 26 feet.

    4. The workmen employed were chiefly natives, and many were drafted by the Khedive. The number of laborers is estimated at 30,000.

    5. The British government virtually controls the canal as it owns most of the stock, even though they originally opposed its construction.

    6. connects the Mediterranean and the Red Seas.

    7. The modern canal was planned by the French engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps, who also supervised construction (1859-69).

    8. The canal was closed by Egypt during the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, after which it formed part of the boundary between Egypt and the Israeli-occupied Sinai peninsula.

    9. Qanat as Suways is its Egyptian name

    10. The word "posh" comes from the trip through the canal: Port out Starboard Home

  • fout
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    3 years ago

    Suez Canal Facts

  • 9 years ago

    The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.

    When first built, the canal was 164 km (102 mi) long and 8 m (26 ft) deep.

    The canal is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority[6] (SCA) of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

    The first efforts to build a modern canal came from the Egypt Expedition of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    It is the fastest crossing from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean.

    The Suez Canal is a sea level Canal and the height of water level differs slightly and the tide is 50 cm high in the north and 2 m high in the south.

    It is one of the world's most heavily used shipping lanes.

    The canal separates the African continent from Asia, and it provides the shortest maritime route between Europe and the lands lying around the Indian and western Pacific oceans.

    The Suez Canal is one of the most important waterways in the world.

    The central region of the Canal between Kantara and Kabret consists of fine and coarse sands, while the southern region contains dispersed layers of rocks, varying in texture from soft sand to some calcium rocks.

    Source(s): did report on Suez canal once
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I could get only some -

    1. The Suez Canal was begun in 1,858 and was formally opened in November, 1869.

    2. Its cost, including harbors, is estimated at $100,000,000.

    3. Its length is 100 miles, 75 of which were excavated.

    4. Its width is generally 325 feet at the surface, and 75 feet at the bottom, and its depth 26 feet.

    5. The workmen employed were chiefly natives, and many were drafted by the Khedive.

    6. The number of laborers is estimated at 30,000.

    7. The British government virtually controls the canal as it owns most of the stock.

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    4 years ago

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    Location: Egypt is situated in northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Libya is on its western border and the Gaza Strip and the Red Sea makes up the eastern border. The Sudan lies on Egypt's southern border. Land Boundaries: Gaza Strip 11 km, Israel 266 km, Libya 1,115 km and the Sudan 1,273 km. Geography: Egypt covers 95,450 sq km , slightly more than three times the size of New Mexico, US. It has a desert climate with hot, dry summers and moderate winters. The country is basically a vast desert plateau interrupted by the Nile valley and delta. Its lowest point is at the Qattara Depression -133 m, and the highest point is Mount Catherine at 2,629 m. Natural hazards that afflict the country are: Periodic droughts, frequent earthquakes, flash floods, landslides and a hot, driving windstorm called khamsin which occurs in the spring. Egypt controls the Sinai Peninsula and the Suez Canal, a sea link between Indian Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Its size, and juxtaposition to Israel establish its major role in Middle Eastern geopolitics. Population: More than 76 million people live in Egypt. Life expectancy is around 70 years. Birth rate is on average 2.95 per woman. Literacy rate is 68% for men and only 47% for women. Languages: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes. Ethnic Groups: Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%. Greek, Nubian, Armenian and other European (primarily Italian and French) 1%. Religion: Muslim (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6%.

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