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Cairo is the capital of Egypt and, with a total population of Greater Cairo metropolitan area in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East.

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Downtown Cairo is the commercial heart of the modern city of Cairo, centered on Midan Talaat Harb and located to the east and north-east of Midan Tahrir.
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Giza is a city located at a Governorate with the same name, to the west of the Egyptian capital Cairo, but for a long time now absorbed as part of the heavily-populated Greater Cairo metropolis.
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Gezira is a district of modern Cairo that occupies the southern portion of the main island in the Nile within Cairo itself; in fact, gezira means "island" in Arabic.
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Midan Tahrir is the name given to the large public square at the epicentre of modern Cairo and, as a city district, to the streets and institutions located nearby.
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Islamic Cairo is the name commonly given to the core of medieval Cairo, a part of the city remarkably different from the modern Downtown district and the suburbs to the west.
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Garden City is a well-planned and leafy district of central Cairo, immediately south of the very centre of the modern city at Midan Tahrir.
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Heliopolis is one of the nicest places to live in Cairo, but there isn't much to visit as a tourist.
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Dokki and Mohandiseen are districts in Giza suburb on the west bank of the Nile River, part of Greater Cairo.
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Old Cairo is the name given to the extensive district of southern Cairo from the southern boundary of Garden City down to the precinct commonly known as Coptic Cairo.
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Ma'adi a suburban district of Cairo, to the south of the city center on the eastern bank of the Nile, consists of two distinct areas, Old Ma'adi and New Ma'adi.
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Midan Ramses is the name of the large square in front of the Ramses station, the main station in Cairo for long-distance trains.
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Cairo

  • Location:  , , ,
  • Population:  7,900,000
  • IATA airport code:  CAI
  • Latitude:  30° 3' 25.5" (30.0571°) north
  • Longitude:  31° 13' 30.6" (31.2252°) east
  • Average elevation:  23 meters (75 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Cairo
  • DMOZ Open Directory:  Cairo
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Cairo

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  • Afrikaans:  Kaïro
  • Amharic:  ካይሮ
  • Arabic:  القاهرة
  • Arpitan:  Lo Cayiro
  • Azerbaijani:  Qahirə
  • Basque:  Kairo
  • Bosnian:  Kairo
  • Bulgarian:  Кайро
  • Catalan:  El Caire
  • Cebuano:  Caire
  • Croatian:  Kairo
  • Czech:  Káhira
  • Danish:  Kairo
  • Dutch:  Caïro
  • Esperanto:  Kairo
  • Estonian:  Kairo
  • Finnish:  Kairo
  • French:  Le Caire
  • Galician:  Cairo - القاهرة
  • Georgian:  ქაირო
  • German:  Kairo
  • Greek:  Κάιρο
  • Hebrew:  קהיר
  • Hungarian:  Kairó
  • Icelandic:  Kaíró
  • Ido:  Kairo
  • Indonesian:  Kairo
  • Italian:  Il Cairo
  • Japanese:  カイロ
  • Javanese:  Kairo
  • Korean:  카이로
  • Latin:  Cairus
  • Latvian:  Kaira
  • Lithuanian:  Kairas
  • Macedonian:  Каиро
  • Malay (macrolanguage):  Kaherah
  • Norwegian:  Kairo
  • Norwegian Nynorsk:  Kairo
  • Ossetian:  Каир
  • Persian:  قاهره
  • Piemontese:  Ël Cairo, Ël Càiro
  • Polish:  Kair
  • Russian:  Каир
  • Serbian:  Каиро
  • Serbo-Croatian:  Kairo
  • Sicilian:  Cairu
  • Slovak:  Káhira
  • Slovenian:  Kairo
  • Spanish:  El Cairo
  • Swahili (macrolanguage):  Kairo
  • Swedish:  Kairo
  • Tagalog:  Lungsod ng Cairo
  • Tamil:  கெய்ரோ
  • Thai:  ไคโร
  • Tibetan:  ཁ་ཡི་རོ
  • Tosk Albanian:  Kairo
  • Turkish:  Kahire
  • Uighur:  Kayro, قاھىرە
  • Ukrainian:  Каїр
  • Urdu:  قاہرہ
  • Volapük:  Kahirä
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