Longest big ship canal
Who
Suez Canal
What
193.3 kilometre(s)
Where
Egypt ()
When
2018

The Suez Canal, which links the Red and Mediterranean Seas, opened on 17 November 1869. It took 10 years to build, utilizing a workforce of 1.5 million people, of whom 120,000 perished during the construction. The canal is 193.3 km (120.11 miles) long, running from Port Said harbour to the Gulf of Suez. It is 205 m (673 ft) wide and 24 m (78 ft 8 in) at its deepest. The canal's original length was 164 km (101.8 miles), but it has undergone a series of extensions over the years.