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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Picture yourself in Egypt and you picture this. Imagine Ancient Egypt and this is where your mind will land. Photo: Maveric149, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the commercial heart of the modern city of Cairo. Photo: Maher27777, Public domain.

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. Photo: Ahmed Al.Badawy, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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 and New . Photo: Kelisi, Public domain.

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The - commonly known to locals as "Nasser's Pineapple" - is a free-standing concrete in Cairo, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Abdeen Palace is a historic Cairo palace, and one of the official residences and the principal workplace of the President of Egypt, located above Qasr el-Nil Street in eastern , . is situated 2½ km southeast of Cairo. Photo: Néfermaât, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The Mohamed Mahmoud Khalil Museum is a museum in , . is situated 2½ km south of Cairo. Photo: RolandUnger, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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Al-Azhar Mosque, known simply in Egypt as al-Azhar, is an mosque in . is situated 4 km east of Cairo. Photo: Francisco Anzola, CC BY 2.0.


is a district of modern Cairo that occupies the southern portion of the main island in the Nile within Cairo itself; in fact, means "island" in Arabic. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The eastern districts of Cairo are a series of planned communities which have been built away from the congestion of historic Cairo. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

is the extensive district of southern Cairo from the southern boundary of down to the precinct commonly known as Coptic Cairo. Photo: Baldiri, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a well-planned and leafy district of central Cairo, immediately south of the very centre of the modern city at Midan Tahrir. Photo: RolandUnger, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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

Localities in the Area

El Daher, or El Zaher, is one of the districts of Cairo, . is situated 3 km east of Cairo. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

is an administrative region forming more than half of in Cairo, . is situated 4 km north of Cairo.

El Qobbah is a district of Cairo, . It is famous for having two major palaces that were once the residences of the King Farouk. is situated 6 km northeast of Cairo.


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