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 .

Picture yourself in Egypt and you picture this. Imagine Ancient Egypt and this is where your mind will land.

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 .


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 9,290,000
  • IATA airport code: CAI
  • United Nations Location Code: EG CAI
  • Latitude: 30.0571° or 30° 3' 25.5" north
  • Longitude: 31.2252° or 31° 13' 30.6" east
  • Elevation: 23 meters (75 feet)
  • GeoNames ID: 360630

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
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