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About Cairo

Cairo is located on the banks of the Nile River in the north of Egypt. Cairo is nicknamed as "The City of A Thousand Minarets". It is the capital city of Egypt, and is the largest city in Africa. Cairo has the largest metropolitan area and is densely populated. Cairo is an amazing city full of life and movement which prevails almost throughout the day. The town holds a lot of importance in pharaonic history and is the birth place of many great and valorous rulers. The Cairo Museum and the Citadel of Cairo mainly grips the interest of the tourists coming here. You will have a great cultural as well as artistic experience if you spend your Holidays in Cairo.


Area : The total area under this town is 214 Km2.
Population : Aaccording to the 2006 census, the total population is 6,758,581.
Country : Cairo is a part of Egypt.
Currency : Egyptian Pounds.
Region : Nile Delta region.
Geographic Coordination :

30°03'N 31°22'E.


Transportation

Cairo has an extensive road network, railway system, subway system, and maritime services. The transportation is well developed so that it is easy to commute. There are several options open for traveling inside the city like- taxis, cabs, privately-owned public buses, and microbuses etc. But what is recommended is to take a minibus that is not expensive and carries fewer passengers than normal buses, thus saving time. The subway is not very useful for tourists, but should be experienced once. Taxis are indispensable in Cairo's life as they are safe and comfortable way to get around the city.

Getting Around : Cairo International Airport (CAI) is located in the north-east area of central Cairo. It is a busy two-terminal airport which is used by major international airlines as well as a large number of local operators. It has several daily international as well as domestic flights. The airport has all the facilities that include a functioning banking area, ATMs, restaurants, coffee shops, 24-hour bars, a pharmacy etc.

Shopping and Entertainment

When it comes to shopping, Cairo offers great fun. Painted and embellished papyrus scrolls are very popular here. The town is rich in antiquities, artifacts, jewelry, perfume, leather goods, brass and copper items, herbs and spices. The city's main market is the Khan al-Khalili in Islamic Cairo where you can find almost anything. The Street of the Coppersmiths is a place popular for copper and brassware.

Entertainment : Cairo is a city that never sleeps and is full of life especially at night. Here you will discover a variety of restaurants, casinos, pubs, bars and clubs etc where you can party hard. With the dusk, the excitement and thrill starts rising and twinkle can be seen in all the eyes. Hard drinks are difficult to get here because of the religious beliefs of the people. The most popular nightlife options are the "baladi bars", where you can get some alcohol drinks. Almost every hotel in Cairo have belly dancers show to amuse the tourists.

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