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Ismailia

(ĭzmāəlē`ə) or

Al Ismailiyah

(äl ĭsmăĭlē`yə), city (1986 est. pop. 212,759), capital of Ismailia governorate, NE Egypt. It is the seat of the Suez Canal administration. Extensive irrigation is used for growing fruits and vegetables; livestock is raised. Ismailia was founded in 1863 by Ferdinand de LessepsLesseps, Ferdinand Marie, vicomte de
, 1805–94, French diplomat and engineer. He entered the consular service in 1825 and was minister to Spain (1848–49). Later, while serving in Egypt, he conceived the idea of a Suez Canal, and in 1854 he obtained from Said Pasha,
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, who used it as his base of operations during the construction of the canal. The city was named after Ismail, a khedive of Egypt. A nearby military base established by the British in World War I is now under Egyptian control. After Israeli forces shelled Ismailia in the wake of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, part of the city's civilian population was evacuated. In the 1973 war Israeli ground forces pushed to within the city's outskirts.

Ismailia

 

a city in Egypt.

Ismailia is located where the Ismailia Canal empties into Lake Timsah, through which the Suez Canal passes. The city is a rail and highway hub with a population of 167,500 (1970). Prior to 1967 most of its residents were employed in servicing the canal. The city has a television and radio assembly plant. There are building-stone quarries in the vicinity. Ismailia was founded in 1863 in connection with the construction of the Suez Canal.

Ismailia

a city in NE Egypt, on the Suez Canal: founded in 1863 by the former Suez Canal Company; devastated by Israeli troops in the October War (1973). Pop.: 299 000 (2005 est.)
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AFP- A car bomb exploded near an Egyptian police building on Thursday in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya, killing one policeman and wounding 35 other people, security officials said.
We, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, announce that we are responsible for the attack against the building of military intelligence in Ismailiya (carried out) with an aim to clean Egypt of dens of criminals and collaborators," the statement read.
This came three days after masked gunmen killed two soldiers on a desert road between Ismailiya and Cairo.
Therefore, customers are guaranteed that the designs made for them will not be repeated for another customer," said Al Ismailiya.
It is largely a story of displaced urban populations representing the full range of the social spectrum, although the farming villages between Ismailiya and Suez were also involved.
The attack took place on the desert road between Cairo and Ismailiya when the assailants in a car without number plates opened fire on the military vehicle, said the official.
I announce a state of emergency in the cities of Ismailiya, Suez and Port Said for a period of 30 days," Mursi said in his televised address.
Client Name : Ismailiya Governorate, the Roads & Transport Directorate, The Cashier
Khan is yet to return to Ismailiya since he took part in his country's World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on March 29.
Also West Damietta station comprises four gas turbines at present and four heat recovery boilers and one steam turbine will be added, Tender documents will be released upon submission of receipts of nonrefundable fees of $ 1,000 each deposited at EDEPC account at NBE - Ismailiya Branch No.
In such cases, we always play at Al-Qanah Stadium, which is also located in Ismailiya, but its state is very poor now," Ismaili board member Walid Al-Kilani told FilGoal.