|• Total||80 sq mi (210 km2)|
|Elevation||43 ft (13 m)|
|• Density||4,521/sq mi (1,746/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+69  +64 |
Ismaïlia (Arabic: الإسماعيلية Al Ismāʿīlīya) is a ceety in north-east Egyp, on the wast bank o the Suez Canal, an is the caipital o the Ismailia Govrenorate. It haes a population o 366,669. It is locatit approximately hauf way atween Port Said tae the north an Suez tae the south. The Canal widens at that point tae include Lake Timsah, ane o the Bitter Lakes linked bi the Canal.
Ismailia wis foondit in 1863, durin the construction o the Suez Canal, by Khedive Ismail the Magnificent, efter whom the ceety is named. The heid office o the Suez Canal Authority is locatit in Ismaïlia at the shore o Lake Timsah. It still haes a lairge number o biggins datin frae Breetish an French involvement wi the Canal. Maist o these biggins are still uised bi Canal employees an offeecials.
Ismailia haes several public an private schools. They face educational problems schools aw aroond Egyp face. Private tutorin is widely accessible an is amaist an unoffeecial requirement for aw students. Twa internaitional schools, Manar Language School an Educational Language Complex School (E.L.C) affer American Diploma an I.G.C.S. teachin seestems.
Ismailia is the hame o Suez Canal University, established in 1976 tae serve the region o Suez Canal an Sinai. Suez Canal University nou is ane o the fast growin educational institutes in Egyp wi mony students studyin abroad.
Ismaïlia does get tourists frae athin Egyp, but is no a major tourism destination for internaitional tourists. The ceety is approximately a ninety minute automobile drive frae Cairo. Frae Ismaïlia it is approximately a fower our drive tae Sharm el-Sheikh in Sooth Sinai. Drivin tae the Taba Border Crossin at Taba an the Rafah Border Crossin at Rafah are baith approximately fower oor drives.