Top city in usa for JAISHANKAR RAMAN, PH.D. VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY 810 subsistence theory Suez Canal ONE OF THE LONGEST and most heavily used artificial waterways in the world, the Suez Canal significantly shortens the naval route from Europe to southern Asia and eastern Africa by connecting the Red Sea and Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea. It is 101 miles (163 kilometers) long, at least 197 feet (65 meters) wide, and around 60 feet (16 meters) deep at low tide. The Suez Canal (in Arabic, Qant as-suways) does not take the shortest route across the Isthmus of Suez, which would make the Canal around 75 miles long, but rather makes use of four natural lakes: Lake Manzala, Lake Timsah, Great Bitter Lake, and Little Bitter Lake. The Canal has no locks since the Mediterranean Sea and Gulf of Suez have approximately the same water level. Ships transit the Suez Canal in convoys and along most of the way there is only one lane for traffic with many passing bays. Top city in usa 2016.