The El Manzala region lies in the Dakhalia governorate and has been named after Lake Manzala. The Manzala town has bumpy and narrow streets and no. Introduction. Manzala Lake (Fig. 1) is the largest coastal lake in. Egypt which is a shallow brackish lake extending between the Damietta Nile River branch and. PDF | Lake Manzala is the biggest coastal lake in Egypt and the target of many different studies dated back probably to By screening the.

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A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you Manzala town has bumpy and narrow streets with no buildings to boast of. Unfortunately, this led to corruption and widespread disorder in the town.

Manzala Travel Guide

Although Manzala Lake is quite long, it is quite shallow. The water is only 4 to 5 feet deep in most places. The city of Port Said which is on Lake Manzala was established in the 19th century to help in the construction of the Suez Canal and also as a travel point.

The Suez Canal is intersected by three Lakes: The construction of the Suez Canal reached Manzala, proceeding from north to south.

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With a lake this shallow, it became necessary to build something to help the ships to mnzala through, and therefore a banked channel was dug. The lake has undergone many biological, chemical and physical changes in the past century.

Lake Manzala is a brackish lagoon. Its bed is largely made up of soft clay. Previously, Egypt’s government drained large portions of the lake and tried to convert it into farmland to get the best of the rich Nile deposits. Scientists have also discovered the ash grains of a volcano called Santorini in Greece lying on banks of Lake Manzala. The volcano erupted 3, kake ago.

There are a number of cities that lie on Lake Manzala. Ancient island city like Tanis and early city like Tahpanhes lie on the Lake.

Port Said is also an important city and is visited by many tourists. This island is in Lake Manzala and lies 9km southwest of Port Said city. Tanis is now called San-al-Hagar town but it was given the name Tanis by the Greek refugees. The island is under Port Said governorate. Agricultural products and particularly textiles were manza,a through this important port throughout the Middle East.

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The place was very fertile and was also famous for its fortresses and treasures. Tahphanes is an ancient city on Lake Manzala. The city was known as Daphnae by the Greek. This ancient city is also mentioned in the Holy Bible and many Jews settled here in the sixth century B. Said Pasha established Port Said in to serve as a working camp for workers constructing the Suez Canal.


A major part of the city was built on Lake Manzala. Unfortunately, the city suffered major damages during the Suez crisis and then again during the Israel crisis in la,e and wars. Since then the city has been rebuilt and now serves as a summer resort for Egyptians.

Port Said is a very important link between the sea route connecting east and west. Finally, it’s worth noting that Lake Manzala is a very important lake in Egypt’s culture and history.

It has manzaoa mentioned in almost all books and articles on Egypt which revolve around Suez Canal. The cities and islands on this lake make it even more important in the history of the region. Join Our Community Call Us: Guide lakd Egypt Cities.

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