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

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is the commercial heart of the modern city of .

is a district of modern 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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are districts in suburb on the west bank of the Nile River, part of Greater .

The eastern districts of are a series of planned communities which have been built away from the congestion of historic Cairo.

is a well-planned and leafy district of central , immediately south of the very centre of the modern city at .

is the name commonly given to the core of medieval , a part of the city remarkably different from the modern Downtown district and the suburbs to the west.

a suburban district of , to the south of the city center on the eastern bank of the Nile, consists of two distinct areas, Old and New .

is the name given to the extensive district of southern from the southern boundary of down to the precinct commonly known as Coptic Cairo.


  • Location:  , , ,
  • Population:  9,500,000
  • IATA airport code:  CAI
  • Latitude:  30° 3' 25.5" (30.0571°) north
  • Longitude:  31° 13' 30.6" (31.2252°) east
  • Elevation:  23 meters (75 feet)
  • Wikidata:  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:  Kaherah Norwegian:  Kairo Norwegian Nynorsk:  Kairo Ossetian:  Каир Persian:  قاهره Piemontese:  Ël Cairo Piemontese:  Ël Càiro Polish:  Kair Russian:  Каир Serbian:  Каиро Serbo-Croatian:  Kairo Sicilian:  Cairu Slovak:  Káhira
Slovenian:  Kairo Spanish:  El Cairo Swahili:  Kairo Swedish:  Kairo Tagalog:  Lungsod ng Cairo Tamil:  கெய்ரோ Thai:  ไคโร Tibetan:  ཁ་ཡི་རོ Tosk Albanian:  Kairo Turkish:  Kahire Uighur:  Kayro Uighur:  قاھىرە Ukrainian:  Каїр Urdu:  قاہرہ Volapük:  Kahirä Al Qāhirah EGCAI El Kahira El Kahirah El-Qâhira Masr Misr 开罗

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