Ismailia(redirected from Ismaïlia)
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(Placename) 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)
or Is•ma•‘i•li•ya(ˌɪs meɪ əˈli ə, -maɪ ə-)
a seaport at the midpoint of the Suez Canal, in NE Egypt. 236,300.