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Cairo, Arabic Al-Qāhirah (“The Victorious”), city, capital of Egypt, and one of the largest cities in Africa. Cairo has stood for more than 1,000 years on the same site on the banks of the Nile, primarily on the eastern shore, some 500 miles (800 km) downstream from the Aswān High Dam. Located in the northeast of the country as you can see in Cairo map, Cairo is the gateway to the Nile delta, where the lower Nile separates into the Rosetta and Damietta branches.
Metropolitan Cairo is made up of the Cairo muḥāfazah (governorate), as well as other districts, some of which belong to neighbouring governorates such as Al-Jīzah and Qalūbiyyah. Area governorate, 83 square miles (214 square km). Population (2006) governorate, 7,786,640; (2005 est.) urban agglomeration, 11,128,000 as its mentioned in Cairo map. Transportation in Cairo comprises an extensive road network, rail system, subway system, and maritime services. Road transport is facilitated by personal vehicles, taxi cabs, privately owned public buses, and Cairo microbuses. Cairo, specifically Ramses Square, is the centre of almost the entire Egyptian transportation network.
The Cairo Geniza is an accumulation of almost 200,000 Jewish manuscripts that were found in the genizah of the Ben Ezra synagogue (built 882) of Fostat, Egypt (now Old Cairo), the Basatin cemetery east of Old Cairo, and a number of old documents that were bought in Cairo in the later 19th century. Most residents are Sunni Muslim. Al-Azhar University is the leading authority of Sunni Islam as its shown in Cairo map. The number of mosques in the city is growing. Most Christians are Copts.
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The central business district, referred to as the Wasṭ al-Balad (“city centre,” or downtown), is flanked by these older quarters. The Wasṭ al-Balad includes the older Al-Azbakiyyah district, Garden City, and, more recently, Jazīrah, the island offshore as you can see in Cairo downtown map. The major thoroughfare connecting the city along its north-south axis is the Kūrnīsh al-Nīl (the Corniche), a highway paralleling the Nile River, built in the 1950s. Along the Corniche lie the Television Building, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a number of hotels; in addition, the Egyptian Museum is nearby. One of the most renowned downtown buildings, on the 29th of Hoda Shaarawy Street, is the cafe Riche, opened in 1908, the venue witnessed many historically significant events over the last century, it is said to be where the King Farouk saw his second wife , Nariman Sadek , where the perpetrator of the 1919 failed assassination attempt on prime minister Youssef Wahba Pacha lay in wait for his target, and where the basement, several members of the resistance during the 1919 revolution met to organize their activities and print their flyers.
Jazīrah, across the Nile from the Corniche as its shown in Cairo downtown map, is the site of the Cairo Tower, public gardens, a racetrack, two major sporting clubs, several major hotels, and some of the city most valuable real estate. Between the imposing Nile riverfront and the ancient inland quarters is a transitional working-class zone, chiefly developed in the 19th century; the National Library, the Museum of Islamic Art, and the presidential palace and archives later came to populate this region. It is also a two-minute drive from The Egyptian Museum and Tahrir Square; a 10-minute drive from Khan El-Khalili, Cairo oldest bazaar market; and a 15-minute drive from Islamic and Coptic Cairo.
Downtown Cairo is a bit (and by a bit we mean a lot) chaotic, so we recommend it for those who are adventurous and looking for a real slice of Cairo life. Shop after shop after shop line the old streets of Downtown, and at night sidewalk shisha cafes dominate the landscape alongside the bright fluorescent lights of the countless window displays. It is crowded and not always the best walking location for solo female travelers, but has a quirky charm. Most of Cairo notable hostels are in Downtown. It is also the closest neighborhood to the Cairo Museum, Khan el Khalili and Islamic and Coptic Cairo as its mentioned in Cairo downtown map.
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Cairo is also associated with Ancient Egypt due to its proximity to the ancient cities of Memphis, Giza and Fustat which are nearby to the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza. Egyptians today often refer to Cairo as Maṣr (Arabic: مصر), the Arabic pronunciation of the name for Egypt itself, emphasizing the city's continued role in Egyptian influence. With a population of 6.76 million spread over 453 square kilometers (175 sq mi), Cairo is by far the largest city in Egypt. With an additional ten million inhabitants just outside the city. Cairo is located in northern Egypt, known as Lower Egypt, 165 kilometres (100 mi) south of the Mediterranean Sea and 120 kilometres (75 mi) west of the Gulf of Suez and Suez Canal as you can see in Cairo Egypt map.
Cairo, as well as neighbouring, has been established as Egypt main centre for medical treatment, and despite some exceptions, has the most advanced level of medical care in the country. Cairo hospitals include the JCI-accredited As-Salam International Hospital - Corniche El Nile; Maadi (Egypt largest private hospital with 350 beds), Ain Shams University Hospital, Dar El Fouad Hospital, as well as Qasr El Ainy General Hospital as its shown in Cairo Egypt map. Cairo has long been the hub of education and educational services for Egypt and the region. Today, Cairo is the centre for many government offices governing the Egyptian educational system, has the largest number of educational schools, and higher learning institutes among other cities and governorates of Egypt.
Most of the sports federations of the country are located in Cairo city suburbs, including the Egyptian Football Association. The headquarters of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) was previously located in Cairo, before relocating to its new headquarters in 6 October City, a small city away from Cairo crowded districts. Cairo is also in every respect the centre of Egypt, as it has been almost since its founding in 969 AD. The majority of the nation commerce is generated there, or passes through the city as its mentioned in Cairo Egypt map.
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Cairo resides at the centre of the largest metropolitan area in Africa and the eleventh-largest urban area in the world. Cairo, like many other mega-cities, suffers from high levels of pollution and traffic, but its metro – one of only two metros on the African continent (the other one being the Algiers Metro) also ranks among the fifteen busiest in the world, with over 700 million passenger rides annually. Cairo is the largest city in the Arab world and Africa, and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world as you can see in Cairo on world map.
Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab World, as well as the world second-oldest institution of higher learning, al-Azhar University as its shown in Cairo on world map. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city, and the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence. The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, is home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. It has 136,000 items on display, with many more hundreds of thousands in its basement storerooms.
Soccer is the most popular Sport in Egypt, and Cairo has a number of sporting teams that compete in national and regional leagues. The best known teams are Al-Ahly and El Zamalek, whose annual football tournament is perhaps the most watched sports event in Egypt as well as the African and Arab World. Both teams are known as the "rivals" of Egyptian football, and are the first and the second champions in the African continent and the Arab World. Both teams play their home games at Cairo International Stadium or Naser Stadium, which is Egypt 2nd largest stadium, Cairo largest one and one of the largest stadiums in the world. Egypt was the only country with a record 3-consecutive and 7-total Continental Football Competition winner. This achievement had also placed the Egyptian football team as the #12 best team in the world FIFA rankings as its mentioned in Cairo on world map.