Suez Canal

This category contains questions and answers related to the Suez Canal, a canal that connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.

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Why is the Suez Canal so important?

The Suez canal was built to create a short cut for shipping sailing between the Indian Ocean to the North Atlantic Ocean,avoiding the longer voyage around the Cape of Good Hope, or the more hazardous Cape Horn passage.

What is the approximate cost for an alternator for a 1994 Camaro?

Hey Sandra==Call a couple of local parts stores. OT shop on line at AUTOZONE.COM. It varies as to where you live. GoodluckJoe 2 years ago I paid about 65- 70 bucks for a rebuilt one for a 95 z28.

Is Mr Bees still open on the Somerville Circle?

No. Sorry. It closed a few years ago. I miss that place! I have a friend who has a few of the old tables with the "honeycombs" and the bee's in it. I still have some of those bee's they used to give out too!!! They had the best chicken!

Who made the Suez canal made?

The Suez Canal was first built over 2,000 years ago. In 1859, the Suez Canal was built again, by the Universal Suez Ship Canal Company, and took 10 years to build. The first ship to pass through the canal did so on 17 February 1867; Giuseppe Verdi wrote the famous opera Aida for this ceremony. The canal made is possible to easily transport goods across the world. The canal also allowed Europeans to travel to East Africa, and this area was soon controlled by European powers. The success of the canal encouraged the French to start building the Panama Canal. After the Six Day War in 1967, the canal remained closed until June 5, 1975. A UN peacekeeping force has been stationed in the Sinai Peninsula since 1974, to avoid more wars. About 15,000 ships pass through the canal each year, which is about 14% of world shipping. Each ship takes up to 16 hours to cross the canal. Retrieved from ""

How long is the Suez Canal and what does it connect?

it connects the red sea to the medditeranean and is 102 miles long and 8 meters deep

Why did the British view the Suez Canal as the lifeline of their empire?

The Suez Canal was viewed as the "Lifeline of the Empire" because it allowed Britain quicker access to its colonies in Asia and Africa.

Why was the Suez Canal built?

The Suez Canal was built to shorten the distance traveled by goods and people from Asia to Europe. Prior to the canal, there were three choices to transport goods:

  • Land transportation the entire way.
  • Ship through the Mediterranean and off load the ship, move the goods by land to the Red Sea or Arabian Gulf and reload on a ship.
  • Go around Cape Horn, a dangerous trip during most of the year.

The time savings, as well as the savings of wear and tear on the goods and the ships, was well worth the fee. The purpose of building the Suez Canal was to allow ships to travel between the Mediterranean and Red Seas, which would increase trade between the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

What is the importance of the Suez canal?

The Suez canal allows cargo ships to get from Asia to Europe without having to go round the tip of Africa. This saves a lot of time and money.

Why is Suez Canal so famous?

TheSuez Canal also known by the nickname "The Highway to India" is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Opened in November 1869 after 10 years of construction work, it allows water transportation between Europe and Asia without navigation around Africa.

Although the Suez Canal wasn't officially completed until 1869, there is a long history of interest in connecting both the Nile River in Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. It is believed that the first canal in the area was constructed between the Nile River delta and the Red Sea in the 13th Century B.C.E. During the 1,000 years following its construction, the original canal was neglected and its use finally stopped in the 8th Century.

Who owns via fossa on canal street cause am sure its owned by a brewery but cant find who though?

The short answer is Scottish & Newcastle

The long answer depends on which via fossa you are talking about.

The original via fossa canal street Manchester was privately owned, it was bought by greenalls who developed the brand opening via fossa, canal street, Nottingham in 1998.

Greenalls were bought out by Scottish & Newcastle.

Can you see the pyramids from the Suez canal?

If there are no sandstorms maybe? i couldnt when i went through

What is the geopolitical importance of the Suez canal?

It was made to make it easier for ships to cross Africa when coming to and from red sea and med, England and Israel think they own it even though it is property of Egypt. They then started a war over it after Egypt stopped traffic on the canal in 1956 and the Jews again started a war over it in 1967 which lasted until 1973, all because they were barred from using Iranian waters up til 1975!

The Jews are currently doing this on the Gazans.