Giza Travel Guide, Egypt
The city of Giza (also spelled as Gizah by many locals) is one of the many towns in the country of Egypt. The city of Giza is located on the western side of Nile River and happens to be the capital for the Governorate of Giza (also known as Al Jizah Governorate). There are 29 governorates in the country of Egypt and Giza Governorate is one of them. Al Jizah Governorate is located right in the center of Egypt and the city of Giza is situated somewhere in the north eastern side of Al Jizah Governorate. The city of Giza is situated around 20 kilometers from the capital city of Egypt (namely Cairo) and recently it was also made part of the metropolis of Cairo which is called as Greater Cairo.
The city of Giza is famous for the Giza Plateau which holds some of the very famous historical monuments which have been part of Egyptian History. Most of the huge pyramids of Egypt are located near the Nile River and in the Giza Plateau thus increasing the importance of Giza when it comes to tourism industry. Even the tomb of Pharaoh is also situated in Giza Plateau itself. The tombs of Pharaoh for both the first as well as the second dynasties of Egypt are part of Giza Plateau thus attracting huge number of tourists every year.
The pyramids of Giza also gained geographical importance somewhere in the year of 1884 as this was the time when these Great Pyramids were tagged as the sole location for Prime Meridian. Since then this point has been used as a reference point from where the base longitude for this planet is calculated.
As per the census of year 2006 the population for the city of Giza was over 2.6 million inhabitants. Also as per the census of year 1998 the population for the governorate of Giza was over 4.7 million inhabitants. The huge population for the city of Giza gives it the tag of second most populated suburb in this planet. The only other suburb above Giza is Yokohama which is part of Japan.
The temperature for the city of Giza is hot throughout the year due to its location but the astonishing historical monuments are worth visiting and hence the temperature should be ignored.