- a city and seaport at the midpoint of the Suez Canal, in NE Egypt.
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The town of Ismailia, on the lake border, also was bombarded.
At Ismailia malaria was reduced from 1551 cases in 1902 to 37 cases in 1905.
It has since been made an Egyptian military station and named Ismailia.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
The Ismailia was struck with a shell, but I hear is not seriously damaged.
These vessels arrived at Ismailia in the evening of the same day.
- 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)