Suez Canal

Suez Canal <<soo EHZ>> is a slender waterway in Egypt that joins the Mediterranean and Purple seas. The Suez Canal stretches north and south throughout the Isthmus of Suez. It lies between the cities of Port Stated and Suez.

The primary canal is slightly below one hundred miles (one hundred sixty kilometers) lengthy. When the canal was opened in 1869, it allowed ships to sail between England and India with out going round Africa. It shortened the route by about 5,000 miles (eight,000 kilometers).

The canal was as soon as the busiest such waterway on the planet. In 1967, it was closed because of the Arab-Israeli struggle. Egypt reopened the canal in 1975.


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