Isthmus of Suez


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Noun1.Isthmus of Suez - the isthmus in northeastern Egypt that connects Africa and Asia
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I need not tell you, sir," said Ned Land, "that the Red Sea is as much closed as the Gulf, as the Isthmus of Suez is not yet cut; and, if it was, a boat as mysterious as ours would not risk itself in a canal cut with sluices.
The spot is situated a little above the Isthmus of Suez, in the arm which formerly made a deep estuary, when the Red Sea extended to the Salt Lakes.
Egypt's genius location Being a transcontinental nation, Egypt's ever central role in geopolitics is attributed to the Isthmus of Suez, which connects Africa and Asia by land and its Suez Canal allows world trade to navigate between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.