Port Said (Arabic بورسعيد) is a northeastern Egyptian city near the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 500,000. The economic base of Port Said is fishing and industries, like chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes. Port Said is also an important harbour both for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fueling station for ships that pass through the Suez Canal.
Port Said also thrives on being a duty-free port, as well as a summer resort for Egyptians. There are numerous old houses with grand balconies on all floors, giving the city a distinctive look. Port Said's twin city is Port Fouad, which lies on the eastern side of the canal. The two cities coexist, to the extent that there hardly is any town centre in Port Fouad. The cities are connected by free ferries running all through the day, together they form a metropolitan area.
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Port Said Online is a community website for those living and interested in visiting the lovely Egyptian city. The site contains sections for forums, attractions, history, advertising, news and local events. It is a nice example of how a city can bring together its residents in an online sharing experience.