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El Qoseir`{`note 1`}` (Egyptian Arabic: القصير‎, romanized: el-Qoṣēr, pronounced `{`elʔoˈsˤeːɾ`}`) is a city in eastern Egypt, located on the Red Sea coast. Populated for approximately 5,000 years, its ancient name was Leucus Limen (meaning ``white port``, from Greek Λευκός Λιμήν, Leukós Limḗn). El Qoseir is located 138 kilometers south of Hurghada, 139 km north of Marsa Alam and 73 km north of the Marsa Alam International Airport. In 1986, its population was approximately 20,000. Today, the population of El Qoseir is around 50,000.<br /> Safaga,<br /> Port Safaga, also known as Safaga (Egyptian Arabic: سفاجا‎ Safāga, IPA: `{`sæˈfæːɡæ`}`), is a town in Egypt, on the coast of the Red Sea, located 53 km (33 mi) south of Hurghada. This small port is also a tourist area that consists of several bungalows and rest houses, including the Safaga Hotel, with a capacity of 48 rooms (126 beds).

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