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Tower at Night
Coptic Cairo
Pyramid of Dahshoud
Cairo at Night
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City of Cairo
Description

Cairo (Arabic: al-Qāhira) is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab World. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a center of the region's political and cultural life. Even before Cairo was established in the tenth century, the land composing the present-day city was the site of national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo is also associated with Ancient Egypt due to its proximity to the Great Sphinx and the pyramids in nearby Giza.

 

In Cairo you will find the Egyptian museum which includes the treasure of King Tut ankamoun

 

The Population of Cairo (6.8 million) spread over 214 square kilometers (83 sq mi), Cairo is by far the largest city in Egypt. With an additional ten million inhabitants just outside the city, Cairo resides at the center of the largest metropolitan area in Africa and the eleventh-largest urban area in the world. Cairo, like many large cities in developing countries, suffers from high levels of  traffic.

Sites in Cairo
 
Khan El-Khalili
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Citadel of Salah el Din
Great Pyramids
Hanging Church
Ibn Tulun Mosque
Mosque of El Rifaey
Mosque of Sultan Hassan

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