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.
CAIRO – 2 June 2021 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... «the administrative capital, the new city of El Alamein, the national network of roads, power plants, Zohr gas field, the new Assiut Barrage, solar energy farms in Aswan, and the SuezCanal ... . .
Today is Sunday; 5th of the Iranian month of Ordibehesht 1400 solar hijri; corresponding to 12th of the Islamic month of Ramadhan 1442 lunar hijri; and April 25, 2021, of the ChristianGregorian Calendar... 162 solar years ago, on this day in 1859 AD, ground was broken for the SuezCanal in Egypt.
The UAE is currently developing the world’s largest solar plant at Al Dhafra in Abu Dhabi with a total capacity of 2 gigawatts, while Egypt recently completed construction of Benban – Africa’s largest solar park with a capacity of 1.5 gigawatts ... “We played a huge role in the initial phase of solar and wind energy generation in the Mena region.
Concurrent with that message, the Central Committee proposed the concept of a “new power system” for the first time, which would include a clean, low-carbon system as part of a move away from traditional fossil fuels, with more focus on renewable sources like wind, solar and hydropower. SuezCanal /.