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 30.0475931.238591 Midan Talaat Harb and located to the east and north-east of Midan Tahrir.

Giza is a city located to the west of the Egyptian capital Cairo, but for a long time now absorbed as part of the Greater Cairo metropolis.

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.


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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.


  • Location:  , , ,
  • Population:  7,600,000
  • 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 (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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