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Port Said (Egyptian Arabic: بورسعيد‎‎ Borsaʿīd IPA: [boɾ.sæˈʕiːd, poɾ.sæˈʕiːd], the first syllable has its pronunciation from French; unurbanized local pronunciation: [bɔrsaˈʕɛˑd]) is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 kilometres (19 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 (2010). The city was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal. Port Said has been ranked the second among the Egyptian cities according to the Human Development Index in 2009 and 2010, the economic base of the city is fishing and industries, like chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes. Port Said is also an important harbour for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fueling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal. It thrives on being a duty-free port, as well as a tourist resort especially during summer. It is home to the Lighthouse of Port Said (the first building in the world built from reinforced concrete). There are numerous old houses with grand balconies on all floors, giving the city a distinctive look. Port Said's twin city is Port Fuad, which lies on the eastern bank of the canal. The two cities coexist, to the extent that there is hardly any town centre in Port Fuad. The cities are connected by free ferries running all through the day, and together they form a metropolitan area with over a million residents that extends both on the African and the Asian sides of the Suez Canal. The only other metropolitan area in the world that also spans two continents is Istanbul. Port Said acted as a global city since its establishment and flourished particularly during the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century when it was inhabited by various nationalities and religions. Most of them were from Mediterranean countries, and they coexisted in tolerance, forming a cosmopolitan community. Referring to this fact Rudyard Kipling once said "If you truly wish to find someone you have known and who travels, there are two points on the globe you have but to sit and wait, sooner or later your man will come there: the docks of London and Port Said".

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Port Said in Egypt awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Port Said. Port Said is located at a short trip away from Fayed a major city in Egypt. Fayed is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. Popular vacation packages of Port Said are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Port Said*

  • Pollution Statistics in Port Said

    Know the pollution level of Port Said before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Port Said: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Port Said for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Port Said.

    • Burglary and Theft 67.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 80 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 72.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 77.5 (High)
    • Attacks 80 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 70 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 32.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 72.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.5 (High)
  • Living in Port Said - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 32.66 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 41.38 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.67 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Port Said

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Port Said

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 17.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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