10 Facts About Suez Canal


Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez and dividing Africa and Asia.

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In 1830, General Francis Chesney submitted a report to the British government that stated that there was no difference in elevation and that the Suez Canal was feasible, but his report received no further attention.

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Suez Canal was to operate the canal for 99 years from its opening.

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Suez Canal had an immediate and dramatic effect on world trade.

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Suez Canal was a partner in the Compagnie Universelle du Canal de Suez, whose vice-president was the Lloyd co-founder Pasquale Revoltella.

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The amphibious assault ship USS Inchon was sent to the Suez Canal, carrying 12 RH-53D minesweeping helicopters of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 12.

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On 23 March 2021, at around 05:40 UTC, the Suez Canal was blocked in both directions by the ultra-large Evergreen G-class container ship Ever Given.

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The current parameters of the Suez Canal, including both individual canals of the parallel section are: depth 23 to 24 metres and width at least 205 to 225 metres .

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Economically, after its completion, the Suez Canal benefited primarily the sea trading powers of the Mediterranean countries, which now had much faster connections to the Near and Far East than the North and West European sea trading nations such as Great Britain or Germany.

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The Suez Canal has a correspondingly important role in the connection between East Africa and the Mediterranean region.

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