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Red Sea ports received 40،000 passengers، tourists in March

Wednesday 18/April/2018 - 11:29 AM
Sada El Balad
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The Red Sea Ports witnessed the arrival and departure of 40،000 passengers in its Safaga، Nuweiba ports last March، with the arrival of 17،000 passengers، and departure of 23،000 others، Spokesman for Red Sea Ports Authority، Malak Youssef announced on Wednesday.

The ports also witnessed in the same period، the arrival and departure of 3،000 tourists in its Sharm El Sheikh، Hurghada and Nuweiba ports، with the arrival of 1،500 tourists، and departure of 1،500 others، Youssef added.

Noteworthy، Sharm El Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula، in South Sinai Governorate، Egypt، on the coastal strip along the Red Sea. 

Its population is approximately 73،000 as of 2015. Sharm El Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt's South Sinai Governorate، which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior، St. Catherine and Mount Sinai. 

Today the city is a holiday resort and significant centre for tourism in Egypt.

Sharm El Sheikh is sometimes called the "City of Peace"، referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there. 

Sharm El Sheikh is on a promontory overlooking the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. Its strategic importance led to its transformation from a fishing village into a major port and naval base for the Egyptian Navy.

The city experiences a subtropical arid climate، classified by the Köppen-Geiger system as hot desert (BWh).Typical temperatures range from 18 to 23 °C (64 to 73 °F) in January and 33 to 37 °C (91 to 99 °F) in August. The temperature of the Red Sea in this region ranges from 21 to 28 °C (70 to 82 °F) over the course of the year.

Marsa Alam، Kosseir and Sharm El Sheikh have the warmest winter night temperatures of cities and resorts in Egypt.

The highest recorded temperature was 46 °C (115 °F) on June 2، 2013، and the lowest recorded temperature was 5 °C (41 °F) on February 23، 2000.

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