What Was the Purpose of Building the Suez Canal?

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The Suez Canal was built to reduce the sailing time from Europe to Asia. The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the red sea.
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to shorten sailing time from Europe to Asia. ^ youre an idiot. Suez canal is located in Panama. it was built to shorten sailing time from the atlantic ocean to the pacific ocean.
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It reduced the transit time to India and the Far East to less than half of what it was before. It significantly reduced fuel costs and wear and tear of the ships themselves. The Cape
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A ship canal, about 166 km (103 mi) long, traversing the Isthmus of Suez and linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea. Built under the supervision of Ferdinand
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The Suez Canal is a 100-mile artificial waterway (160 km) connecting the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea to the south, at the port city of Suez, with the Mediterranean Sea to the north
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