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Cairo, Egypt's Capital City

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Image of the rooftops of Cairo, Egypt

Image of the rooftops of Cairo, Egypt

David Hutchinson
Basic Facts About Cairo
Cairo is the capital and largest city in Egypt, North Africa. More than 17 million people live greater Cairo which makes it Africa's most populated city. About 8 million people live in the city proper. Egypt is Africa's most popular tourist destination and most visitors will spend at least a day or two in Cairo. Cairo is situated on the banks of the Nile River in Northern Egypt.

Claim to Fame
Cairo has been a tourist destination for thousands of years because on the outskirts of this great city you'll find the last remaining ancient wonder of the world, the Pyramids of Giza and of course the Sphynx.

Travel to Cairo
Cairo is not for the faint of heart. Traffic lights are routinely ignored and donkey carts still vie with cars for the right of way. Mosques and minarets mingle uneasily with gleaming skyscrapers. Cairo is a shoppers paradise (if you like to bargain), an archaeologists' fantasy, and a drivers' nightmare; Cairo is all of these and more. Follow the links below for more information.

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