Downtown Cairo

Downtown Cairo is the commercial heart of the modern city of . In addition to hosting the Egyptian Museum, Downtown is the convenient location of many smaller hotels, retail outlets, travel agencies and restaurants.

Notable Places in the Area

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

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

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

The Sha'ar Hashamayim Synagogue is located in , . Photo: RolandUnger, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is the capital of and, with a total population of Greater metropolitan area in excess of 16 million people, one of the largest cities in both and the . Photo: Mario modesto, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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

Downtown Cairo

30.0475° or 30° 2' 51" north
31.2383° or 31° 14' 17.9" east

Also Known As

  • Arabic: وسط البلد
  • Arabic: وسط القاهرة
  • Arabic: وسط القاهره
  • Chinese: 开罗市中心
  • Chinese: 開羅市中心
  • Egyptian Arabic: وسط القاهره
  • French: Centre-ville du Caire
  • German: Downtown
  • German: Kairo Downtown
  • Hindi: काहिरा नगर क्षेत्र
  • Irish: Gnócheantar Chaireo
  • Japanese: カイロ中心市街地
  • Japanese: ダウンタウン・カイロ
  • Persian: مرکز شهر قاهره
  • Persian: وسط القاهره
  • Russian: Центральный Каир
  • Scots: Cairo Ceety Centre
  • Scots: Dountoun Cairo
  • Swedish: Centrala Kairo

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