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Cairo Travel Guide

Cairo is the capital city of Egypt and is also the most populous in the country. It is also the continent’s largest city. The name Cairo can mean the Vanquisher or the Triumphant. This speaks to the way that the city was founded and how the city was briefly ruled by some of the world’s fiercest conquerors, including Napoleon for a short time. Cairo did not earn complete independence from British rule until 1952.

There are about 7.7 million people that live in the city of Cairo, with more than 17 million people living in the greater metropolitan areas. This is what makes Ciaro the largest city on the continent of Africa, and 16th in the world in terms of population.

While you are exploring the city, you will notice many of the modern districts that combine and sit adjacent to many historic downtown districts. You can literally travel through time with all of Cairo’s amazing sites. You can go from the ancient Pyramids to the Citadel, then to the Hanging Church and end your night in one of the new dance clubs at some of the best hotels in the city.

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If you are looking for great food and great accommodations, Cairo has some of the best hotels in the world. Not only are they four and five start quality, they are also a very affordable option for nearly all travelers to this region. You can stay for a week in Cairo for less that you would pay in many European countries. And the food is amazing. You will love how atmospheric the restaurants are. And if you dine at one of the hotels, chances are you will have the perfect view of the Pyramids in the distance.

To learn about ancient cultures, Egypt is the place to be. There are many museums that are dedicated to these ancient people, and there are also many tours that will give you the full picture of what the ancient Egyptians were all about.

Exploring Cairo and the Nile can be fun. If you want to plan your next vacation to come and see the wonders of the world, you will want to make Cairo your next stop.

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Cairo Interesting Facts

  • Cairo Egypt suffered a very dramatic fire in 1624.
  • The city was once named Christiania.
  • In 1300 AD, Cairo Egypt had about 3000 inhabitants.
  • The Akershus Fortress in Cairo is over 700 years old.
  • In 2007, Reader’s Digest ranked Cairo as the 2nd greenest city in the world.
  • Cairo has more than 340 lakes within the city bounderies.
  • The Cairo Fjord is over 100 km in lenght.
  • Two Cairo authors were awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
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Cairo Map

Cairo Map You can find a great interactive street map for Cairo Egypt here. You can find any location you need in Cairo by panning around the map.

Cairo Weather

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Cairo Photos

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