Gezira 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.

Notable Places in the Area

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

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.

The is a ceramics museum in central , , which was launched in February 1999.The museum is located in the district on Gezira Island on the Nile, just west of .

Arts centre
El Sawy Culture Wheel is a cultural center on Gezira Island in the district on central , . Photo: RolandUnger, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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

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


30.0549° or 30° 3' 17.7" north
31.2221° or 31° 13' 19.6" east
25 metres (82 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: الجزيرة
  • Cebuano: Jazīrat az Zamālik
  • Chinese: 格吉拉岛
  • Chinese: 格吉拉島
  • Dutch: Gezira
  • Egyptian Arabic: الجزيره
  • English: Gezira Island
  • Esperanto: Gezira Insulo
  • French: Guézireh
  • French: Île de Gezira
  • French: île de Gezira
  • French: île de Ǧazīraẗ
  • German: Gazīra
  • German: Gezira
  • German: al-Dschazira
  • German: al-Gazira
  • German: el-Gezira
  • Greek: Γκεζίρα
  • Greek: Νήσος Γκεζίρα
  • Hebrew: ג'זירה
  • Irish: El-Gezira
  • Irish: Oileán Gezira
  • Italian: Gezira
  • Japanese: ゲジラ島
  • Japanese: ゲズィーラ島
  • Portuguese: Cairo/Gezira
  • Portuguese: Gezira
  • Russian: Гезира
  • Somali: Jasiira (Qaahiro)
  • Somali: Jasiira
  • Spanish: Isla Gezira
  • Swedish: Gezira
  • Ukrainian: Гезіра
  • Al Jazirah
  • Al Jazīrah
  • El-Gezîra
  • Gazîra
  • Gezira island
  • Gezireh
  • Ghezireh

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