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 .

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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.

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.


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

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

are districts in suburb on the west bank of the Nile River, part of Greater .

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

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 .

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  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 19,500,000
  • IATA airport code: CAI
  • United Nations Location Code: EG 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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Other Names for Cairo

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, Piemontese: Ël Càiro, Polish: Kair, Portuguese: Cairo, 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, Uighur: قاھىرە, Ukrainian: Каїр, Urdu: قاہرہ, Volapük: Kahirä, Al Qāhirah, El-Qâhira, El Kahira, El Kahirah, Masr, Misr, 开罗
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