Cairo

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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Popular Destinations

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.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
, also known as "Martyr Square", is a major public town square in , . Photo: Faris knight, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Museum
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the or the Cairo Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. Photo: Bs0u10e01, CC BY 3.0.

Tourist attraction
The is a free-standing concrete in Cairo, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Castle
Abdeen Palace is a historic Cairo palace, it was built as one of the official residences for the former ruling monarchy and royal family of Egypt. Photo: Néfermaât, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Destinations

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.

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.

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 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

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

Suburb
, is a district of Cairo, in . It neighbours , Azbakeya, and the River Nile. Photo: CaiEg, Public domain.

Neighborhood
El Daher, or El Zaher, is one of the districts of Cairo, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Cairo

Latitude
30.0571° or 30° 3' 25.5" north
Longitude
31.2252° or 31° 13' 30.6" east
Open Location Code
8G2H364G+R3
Population
9,120,000
IATA airport code
CAI
United Nations Location Code
EG CAI
Elevation
23 metres (75 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 271613766
Geo­Names ID
360630
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Taqahirt
  • Achinese: Al-Qahirah
  • Adyghe; Adygei: Каир
  • Afar: Al-Qahira
  • Afrikaans: Kaïro
  • Akan: Cairo
  • Albanian: Kajro
  • Amharic: ካይሮ
  • Arabic: Cairo
  • Arabic: القاهرة
  • Arabic: القاهره
  • Arabic: القـــاهــرة
  • Arabic: قاهرة المعز
  • Arabic: مدينة الالف مئذنة
  • Arabic: مدينة القاهرة
  • Aragonese: O Caire
  • Armenian: Գահիրէ
  • Armenian: Կահիրե
  • Asturian; Bable: El Cairu
  • Avaric: Alkaira
  • Avaric: Каир
  • Avaric: Къагьира
  • Awadhi: काइरो
  • Azerbaijani: Qahirə
  • Bashkir: Ҡаһирә
  • Bashkir: Ҡәһир
  • Basque: Kairo
  • Belarusian: Каір
  • Bengali: কায়রো
  • Bengali: কায়রো
  • Bhojpuri: काहिरा
  • Bhojpuri: कैरो
  • Bihari : काहिरा
  • Bosnian: Kairo
  • Breton: Kaero
  • Bulgarian: Кайро
  • Burmese: ကိုင်ရိုမြို့
  • Catalan: El Caire
  • Catalan: el Caire
  • Cebuano: Caire
  • Cebuano: Cairo
  • Central Bicolano: Cairo
  • Central Kurdish: قاھیرە
  • Chavacano: El Cairo
  • Chechen: КъахӀира
  • Cheyenne: Cairo
  • Chichewa; Nyanja: Cairo
  • Chinese: Cairo
  • Chinese: 开罗
  • Chinese: 開羅
  • Chuvash: Каир
  • Cornish: Cairo
  • Corsican: Cairu
  • Corsican: U Cairu
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Qaire
  • Croatian: Kairo
  • Czech: Káhira
  • Danish: Cairo
  • Danish: Kairo
  • Dimli: Qahire
  • Dutch: Cairo
  • Dutch: Caïro
  • Eastern Mari: Каир
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: القاهره
  • English: Cairo, Egypt
  • Erzya: Каир ош
  • Esperanto: Kairo
  • Estonian: Kairo
  • Extremaduran: El Cairu
  • Faroese: Keiro
  • Fijian Hindustani: Cairo
  • Finnish: Kairo
  • Franco-Provençal: Lo Cayiro
  • French: Caire
  • French: Cairo
  • French: Le Caire
  • French: Le Kaire
  • Frisian: Kairo
  • Friulian: El Cairo
  • Gaelic (Scots): Cairo
  • Gallegan: Al-Qahira
  • Gallegan: Cairo - القاهرة
  • Gallegan: O Cairo
  • Georgian: კაირო
  • Georgian: ქაირო
  • German: Kairo
  • German: al-Qāhira
  • Greek: Κάιρο
  • Guianese Creole French: Kèro
  • Gujarati: કાઈરો
  • Gujarati: કૈરો
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Li Kè
  • Hakka Chinese: Cairo
  • Hausa: Cairo
  • Hausa: Kairo
  • Hebrew: קהיר
  • Hindi: काहिरा
  • Hungarian: Kairó
  • Icelandic: Kaíró
  • Ido: Kairo
  • Iloko: Cairo
  • Inari Sami: Kairo
  • Indonesian: Kairo
  • Ingush: Каир
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Cairo
  • Interlingue: Cairo
  • Irish: Caireo
  • Italian: Cairo
  • Italian: Il Cairo
  • Japanese: カイロ
  • Javanese: Kairo
  • Kabiyé: Kɛɛrɩ
  • Kabyle: Taqahirt
  • Kalaallisut: Cairo
  • Kalmyk; Oirat: Каир балһсн
  • Kannada: ಕೈರೋ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Al-Qahira
  • Kashubian: Kairo
  • Kazakh: Каир
  • Kazakh: Қаһіра
  • Kazakh: Әл-Қаһира
  • Kazakh: Әл Қаһира
  • Kikuyu: Cairo
  • Kirghiz: Каир
  • Komi: Каир
  • Korean: 카이로
  • Kurdish: Qahîre
  • Ladin: L Cairo
  • Ladino: El Kairo
  • Lak: Кьагьира
  • Lao: Cairo
  • Latin: Cairus
  • Latvian: Kaira
  • Letzeburgesch: Kairo
  • Lezghian: Каир
  • Ligurian: O Cairo
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Caïro
  • Lingala: Kairo
  • Lithuanian: Kairas
  • Livvi: Kairo
  • Lombard: El Cairo
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Kairo
  • Macedo Romanian: Cairo
  • Macedonian: Каиро
  • Madurese: Kairo
  • Maithili: काइरो
  • Malagasy: Kahira
  • Malagasy: Kairo
  • Malay (generic): Kaherah
  • Malay (generic): قاهرة
  • Malayalam: കെയ്റോ
  • Manx: Cairo
  • Maori: Kairo
  • Marathi: कैरो
  • Mazanderani: قاهره
  • Min Dong Chinese: Cairo
  • Min Nan Chinese: Cairo
  • Minangkabau: Kairo
  • Mingrelian: კაირო
  • Mirandese: Cairo
  • Moksha: Каир
  • Mongolian: Каир
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: لقاهرة
  • Nauru: Cairo
  • Neapolitan: 'O Cairo
  • Neapolitan: Il cairo
  • Nepali: कायरो
  • Newari: कायरो
  • Northern Frisian: Kairo
  • Northern Luri: قاهره
  • Northern Sami: Cairo
  • Northern Sami: Kairo
  • Norwegian: Kairo
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kairo
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kairo
  • Novial: Kairo
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Lo Caire
  • Oriya: କାଏରୋ
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Каир
  • Panjabi: ਕਾਹਿਰਾ
  • Panjabi: ਕੈਰੋ
  • Papiamento: Kairo
  • Persian: قاهره
  • Piemontese: Ël Cairo
  • Piemontese: Ël Càiro
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Cairo
  • Polish: Kair
  • Pontic: Κάιρον
  • Portuguese: Cairo
  • Pushto: قاهره
  • Quechua: Qahira
  • Raeto-Romance: Cairo
  • Romanian: Cairo
  • Russia Buriat: Каир
  • Russian: Каир
  • Russian: Эль-Кахира
  • Rusyn: Кагіра
  • Santali: ᱠᱟᱭᱨᱚ
  • Sardinian: Cairo
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Kairo
  • Scots: Cairo
  • Serbian: Каиро
  • Serbo-Croatian: Kairo
  • Shona: Cairo
  • Sicilian: Cairu
  • Sindhi: قاهره
  • Sindhi: قاھرہ
  • Sinhalese: කයිරෝව
  • Slovak: Káhira
  • Slovenian: Kairo
  • Somali: Qaahiro
  • Sorbian, Lower: Kairo
  • Sorbian, Upper: Kairo
  • South Azerbaijani: قاهیره
  • Spanish: Cairo
  • Spanish: El Cairo
  • Sundanese: Kairo
  • Swahili (generic): Kairo
  • Swati: Cairo
  • Swedish: Kairo
  • Tagalog: Cairo
  • Tagalog: Lungsod ng Cairo
  • Tajik: Қоҳира
  • Tamil: காகிறா
  • Tamil: கெய்ரோ
  • Tamil: கைரோ
  • Tatar: Каһирә
  • Telugu: కైరో
  • Thai: ไคโร
  • Tibetan: ཁ་ཡི་རོ
  • Tok Pisin: Kairo
  • Tosk Albanian: Kairo
  • Turkish: Kahire
  • Turkmen: Kair
  • Twi: Kairo
  • Udmurt: Каир
  • Uighur: Kayro
  • Uighur: قاھىرە
  • Uighur: كايرو
  • Ukrainian: Каїр
  • Urdu: قاہرہ
  • Uzbek: Qohira
  • Venetian: El Cairo
  • Veps: Kair
  • Vietnamese: Cairo
  • Vlaams: Caïro
  • Volapük: Kahirä
  • Walloon: El Caire
  • Waray (Philippines): Cairo
  • Welsh: Cairo
  • Western Mari: Каир
  • Western Panjabi: قاہرہ
  • Wolof: Xayra
  • Wu Chinese: 开罗
  • Yakut: Каир
  • Yiddish: קיירא
  • Yoruba: Káírò
  • Yue Chinese: 開羅
  • Zeeuws: Caïro
  • Zulu: Cairo
  • 'U Cairo
  • Al Qāhirah
  • El-Qâhira
  • El Kahira
  • El Kahirah
  • In Cairo
  • Kairs
  • Kajir
  • Masr
  • Misr

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