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Ismailiya Travel Guide

Ismailiya Travel Guide




Ismailiya is the capital of Ismailia Governorate consists of an area of approximately 4482.8 km2 or 0.46% of Egypt's area, along the west bank of the Suez Canal. It has a population of approximately 750,000. The city of Ismailiya is located on Lake Timsah along the coast of the Canal, half way between Port Said and Suez.

The Governorate consists of 5 towns; Fayed, Ismailia, Al-Tal Al-Kabeer, east and Qantara west. Formerly, Ismailiya was called Timsah Village, but it was subsequently named after Khedive Ismail of Egypt. However according to the census conducted in the year 1996, the estimated figure of the population was 715,000 inhabitants, 58% urban and 42% rural, or 1.21% of Egypt's.

The town of Ismailiya is approximately 120km from Cairo by the direct route or 135km by the countryside road. All parts of the Governorate are joined with an integrated network of roads. This enables traffic to join the town of Ismailiya with its suburbs.

The town of Ismailiya has many ancient and antiquity areas: Tal Al-Maskhota, It's in Abu Seir village, and was called so when workers found statues there in 1886. But in fact this place was "Baraton Ai" city. There is god Aton temple made from basalt, a Ptolemies alabaster coffin from the Ptolemi age, which is moved now to Ismailia Museum. Actually It's one of the most important tourism places.

Ismailiya Travel Guide
Ismailiya Travel Guide
Ismailiya Travel Guide
Ismailiya Travel Guide






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