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___ Satellite View and Map of Cairo (Al-Qāhirah), Egypt
About the City of CairoSatellite View is showing Cairo, the national capital of Egypt. Cairo is the largest city in the Arab World and the center of the largest metropolitan area in whole Africa.
The city is situated at the Nile river in the northeast of the country, about 170 km (100 mi) south of Egypt's Mediterranean Sea coast.
Cairo was built in the tenth century on the remains of former capitals -- the remains of the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon and the original site of Fustat, the first Arab settlement in Egypt (7th century AD). Cairo has since its foundation been a center of political power and cultural life. Cairo is nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets", simply because of the predominance of Islamic architecture. Today the city has a population of almost 7 million inhabitants, about 19 million people live in its metropolitan area. Official language is Arabic.
Some points of interest: The City is home to Al-Azhar University an institution of higher learning (founded around 970), it is the world's second oldest surviving degree granting university.
Located in Cairo is the oldest, largest and most famous film and music industries in the Arab World.
Egyptian Museum (extensive collection of Egyptian Antiquities)
Khan el-Khalili (the bazaar district), Al-Azhar Park (public park), The Hanging Church in Coptic Cairo (one of the oldest churches in Egypt), Giza Necropolis (pyramids), Gezira Island (with Cairo Tower and Egyptian Opera House), Museum of Islamic Art - MIA (world-renowned collection of Islamic art from Islam’s Golden Era), Muizz Street (one of the oldest streets in Cairo offers the greatest concentration of medieval architecture in the Islamic world), Cairo Citadel (medieval Islamic fortification on Mokattam hill) the citadel contains the Mosque of Muhammad Ali (the Alabaster Mosque).
Just zoom in (+) to see Tahrir (liberation) Square, the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian uprise against president Hosni Mubarak.
Have a look at the Pyramids in south west of Cairo.
The Map shows a city map of Cairo with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to (-) find Cairo International Airport (IATA code: CAI) located in northeast.
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||Local Time Egypt:
Wednsday-February-21 01:14Standard time zone is Eastern European Time (EET): UTC/GMT +2 hours
Egypt does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST) since 2011
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|Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Cairo, Egypt.
City Coordinates: 30°3′29″N 31°13′44″E
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