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Visit Cairo – the birthplace of Pharaohs and Kings Fast paced, alive with color and steeped in history around every corner

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Everything you need to know to plan a visit to Cairo, Egypt. Start with these Quicklinks to zero in on a neighborhood or popular attraction. Learn more from our introductory article and links to the local history timeline. Explore recommendations for sights, activities, food, lodging, entertainment, and festivals and events.

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Cairo is one of the largest cities in Africa and its name in translation from Arabic means ‘victorious’. Cairo`s population is extremely large and consists of 19.5 million but unofficially the numbers are estimated to be around 25 millions. Cairo is located on both banks of the Nile river which shaped the life and society of ancient Egypt. It provided everything needed to its people such as food, transportation, building materials and more. Cairo is also known by the name “Misr” which means Egypt and is often referred to by the locals with this name. It has been settled for over 6000 years and served as a capital for many Egyptian Kingdoms.

The center of downtown Cairo is Tahrir square (Liberation square), located on the east bank of the Nile river. It was the location for political demonstrations in Cairo, most notably those that led to the 2011 Egyptian revolution. At the center of Tahrir is a very busy roundabout and the area around it includes the Egyptian Museum, the headquarters of the Arab league building, the Nile Ritz-Carlton hotel and other interesting sites.

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Because of the warm climate and numerous attractions, tourism in Cairo plays an important role in the economy of the city. But despite all the history and interesting architecture, the capital struggles with extreme poverty having over 40 percent of Egyptians living below the poverty line.

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