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Cairo Travel Guide, Egypt

Cairo happens to be the largest city of Egypt and it is also the capital of Egypt. Cairo isn’t the official name of the capital of Egypt and the official name of this city is Al - Qahirah. This is used due to the influence of Egyptian Arabic language in Egypt.

The inhabitants of Cairo are called as Masraweya. Cairo shifted from ruler to ruler and lastly it was under the British rule when Egypt gained independence during the year of 1922. This is when Cairo became the capital of independent Egypt.

Cairo comes in position number sixteen when it comes to most populous metropolitan cities of this planet. It is a mix of various times of historical monuments. From the oldest to the latest, one is bound to find everything when they visit Cairo. Cairo is famous for its hanging church, various pyramids, and famous Mosque of Amr ibn al-A'as, Virgin Mary's Tree, Saladin's Citadel, Heliopolis, the Sphinx, Al-Azhar, the Old City, and the Cairo Tower.

Al - Qahirah means subduer in Egyptian Arabic which actually means the Victorious. This name is said to be taken from the name of planet Mars. Planet Mars is called as Ares in Greek and was said to be related to destruction. Mars was officially called as Al Najm Al Qahir in those days and hence Al - Qahirah got its name.

Cairo is center for many hospitals like As-Salam International Hospital, Ain Shams University Hospital, and Qasr El Ainy General Hospital. Similarly, educational institutions are also located in Cairo and these increase the importance of Cairo. Some of these famous institutions are: American International School, El Alsson School, International School of Choueifat, British International School in Cairo, Cairo American College, Collège de la Sainte Famille, and Modern Education Schools.

Cairo has its own Metro subsystem that happens to be the fastest way to move from one place to the other. Although two trains are especially reserved for female, the metro system does get very crowded during rush hours, as it is the easiest way to travel to different parts of the city and also the fastest method.

Cairo happens to be the center of the transportation system of Egypt.

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    Cairo, the largest city in Africa, is the capital of Egypt, has a population approximated at 15 million and covers an area of 453 square km. It is situated in the border of the river Nil at 161 km from the Mediterranean Sea at the edge of the desert. Before the building of our days metropolis n...
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