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When did Egypt take control of the Suez Canal?
Last Updated: 25th May, 2020
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Also, why did Egypt seize control of the Suez Canal?
The Suez Crisis was precipitated by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's decision in July 1956 to nationalize the 120-mile Suez Canal, which had been jointly controlled by Great Britain and France, in part to fund construction of the Aswan Dam across the Nile River, a project that Western countries had refused to
Furthermore, who built the Suez Canal? Ferdinand de Lesseps
Hereof, who has control of the Suez Canal?
The canal remained under the control of two powers until Nasser nationalized it in 1956; it has since been operated by the Suez Canal Authority .
Does Egypt control the Suez Canal?
The United Kingdom and France owned the canal until July 1956, when the President of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, nationalized it - an event which led to the Suez Crisis of October–November 1956. The canal is owned and maintained by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) of Egypt.