Suez Canal

The Suez Canal is a sea-level waterway in Egypt that connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea through Isthmus of Suez. The canal was constructed from 1859 to 1869 and was officially opened on 17 November 1869. The canal offers a shorter journey between the North Atlantic and Northern Indian Ocean via the Mediterranean and the Red Seas.


Latitude: 30.783432827523
Longitude: 32.324981745332

Timeline of Events Associated with Suez Canal

Date Event Manage
Nov 1869

Suez Canal opens

NASA image of the Suez CanalThe opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 established a far shorter and more efficient route for trade and traffic between Europe and Asia. It also gave new strategic importance to Egypt and East Africa, making knowledge and control of the interior a matter of greater urgency for various states. Image: NASA image of the Suez Canal, taken by MISR satellite on January 30, 2001. This image is in the public domain because it was created by NASA. NASA copyright policy states that "NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted."

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