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Port Said Governorate

Port Said Governorate
Governorate
Flag of Port Said Governorate
Flag
Port Said Governorate on the map of Egypt
Port Said Governorate on the map of Egypt
Country  Egypt
Seat Port Said (capital)
Area
 • Total 1,345 km2 (519 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 653,770
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Port Said Governorate (Arabic: محافظة بورسعيدMuḥāfaẓat Borsaʿīd) is one of the governorates of Egypt. It is located in the north-eastern part of the country, directly on the Mediterranean Sea at the northern gate of the Suez Canal, making it the second harbour in Egypt.

Overview

The governorate's capital is the city of Port Said, the home of the building of the Suez Canal Authority local headquarters and the Lighthouse of Port Said.

Port Said governorate has a population of more than 653,000 inhabitants, and an area of 1,345 km².[1]

References

  1. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/Egypt.html

External links

  • Port Said Governorate Official website
  • History of Port Said 1859-1939
  • Port Said history (Arabic)
  • List of Governors of Port Said (Arabic)


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