Suez (Arabic:السويسas-Suways; Egyptian Arabic:es-Sewēs, el-Sewēs pronounced[esseˈweːs]) 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 Sukhna 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.
Early Islamic era
In the 7th century AD a town named "Kolzum" stood just north of the site of present-day Suez and served as eastern terminus of a canal built by Amr ibn al-'As linking the Nile River and the Red Sea. Kolzum's trade fell following the closure of the canal in 770 by the second Abbasid caliph al-Mansur to prevent his enemies in Arabia from accessing supplies from Egypt and the lands north of it. Nonetheless, the town benefited from the trade that remained between Egypt and Arabia. By 780 al-Mansur's successor al-Mahdi restored part of the canal. The Qarmatians led by Hasan ibn Ahmad defeated a Fatimid army headed by Gawhar al-Siqilli at Kolzum in 971 and thereby captured the town. Following his defeat in Cairo by al-Siqilli at the end of that year, Hasan and his forces retreated to Arabia via Kolzum. Suez was situated nearby and served as a source of drinking water for Kolzum according to Arab traveler al-Muqaddasi who visited in 986.
During a tennis match in Paris between Ferdinand de Lesseps (Tyrone Power) and his friend Vicomte Rene de Latour (Joseph Schildkraut), the enthusiastic admiration of Countess Eugenie de Montijo (Loretta Young) for de Lesseps attracts the attention of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (Leon Ames). Bonaparte sees to it that both she and de Lesseps are invited to his reception. At the party, a fortuneteller predicts that Eugenie will have a troubled life, but also wear a crown, and that de Lesseps will dig a ditch. Entranced by Eugenie's beauty, Bonaparte arranges for his romantic rival to be assigned to a diplomatic post in Egypt, joining his father, Count Mathieu de Lesseps (Henry Stephenson), the Consul-General. De Lesseps impulsively asks Eugenie to marry him immediately, but she turns him down.
MANIAL SULTAN, Egypt -- Yassin Saeed remembers when the Nile's annual flooding drenched his village in the years before the construction of the Aswan High Dam... Their withdrawal was a factor in Nasser's subsequent decision to nationalize the SuezCanal, taking it from British and French companies. He planned to use canal revenue to finance the dam.
Now, former flood lands are green fields year-round ... Then came the dam, which officially opened after more than a decade of construction on January 15, 1971 ... Their withdrawal was a factor in Nasser's subsequent decision to nationalize the SuezCanal, taking it from British and French companies. He planned to use canal revenues to finance the dam ... .
EmailPrintLinkedInFacebookTwitterReddit ... Now, former flood lands are green fields year-round ... Their withdrawal was a factor in Nasser’s subsequent decision to nationalize the SuezCanal, taking it from British and French companies. He planned to use canal revenues to finance the dam ... The move angered France and Britain ... But Egypt was spared ... .
On Thursday, August 6, Egypt will pull out all the stops to celebrate the opening of a new 72-kilometre channel parallel to the SuezCanal which, for the first time, will allow ships to transit the waterway in both directions simultaneously, chopping the journey to 11 hours from the current 22 ... The flotilla finally reached Suez on November 20.
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Veolia <VIE.PA> edged closer to buying a big stake in rival Suez <SEVI.PA> on Monday after another suitor walked away, but still faces strong resistance to its ambition of a full takeover to create a global waste and water giant ... Shares in Suez were down 3.6% at 1347 GMT.
Veolia has raised its bid to Engie’s Suez stake to 3.4 billion euros ...French Finance MinisterBruno Le Maire, who has appealed for dialogue, said on Thursday the Suez-Veolia situation was moving in the “right direction.” The French state is a major Engie shareholder ... Logo of Suez.
What was unusual about the attempt by French water and waste group Veolia Environnement to buy a major stake in its French rival Suez, is that it took so long ... Suez had been spun off from Engie a few years ago. The offer, at 15.5 euros ($18.17) a share, came in at a 50% premium over Suez’s coronavirus-battered stock price.
PARIS (Reuters) – Veolia raised its offer for a stake in Suez to 3.4 billion euros ($4 billion) on Wednesday, giving power group Engie a midnight deadline to decide whether to sell as the French waste and water management firm presses for a takeover of its rival ... Suez shares were up 3.5% to 15.45 euros at 1237 GMT.