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Port Said Governorate
Port Said Governorate is one of the Canal Zone governorates of Egypt. It is located in the northeastern part of the country, on the Mediterranean Sea at the northern gate of the Suez Canal, making it the second most important harbor in Egypt. Its capital is the city of Port Said, it is the home of the Suez Canal Authority headquarters and the Lighthouse of Port Said. It is urban with 98.2% of the area populated. Port Said Governorate also includes Port Fuad.GeographyIn 2015 a huge natural gas reserve was discovered and was described as "the largest ever found in the Mediterranean Sea". It was found off the coast of Port Said. Egypt now has one of the largest areas of natural gas and Italian company, ENI has been contracted to work on the natural gas liquefaction for Egypt. It was welcome news as Egypt has long suffered an energy crisis.The New Suez Canal project launched in 2015 included dredging of the East Port Said Canal.Cities Port Said Port FuadPopulationAt the 2006 Census, there were 570,768 people. 2015 estimates put that figure at 666,599. With an urbanization rate of 100%, the Port Said Governorate is one of the most urbanized in the country, along with Cairo and Suez.Port Said Governorate is in Egypt. In the build up to your vacation in Port Said Governorate, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Egypt journey planner.
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Top Port Said Governorate tours
Private Day Tour to Tanis Bubastis and the Suez Canal from Cairo BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $170
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Day Trip to Pyramids & Museum (from port said) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $150
Duration: 12 hours
Overnight Trip to Cairo from Port Said BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $415
Duration: 2 days
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