Greater Cairo (القاهرة الكبرى), in Egypt, is the largest urban centre in Africa, comprising the two most famous cities in Egypt, the capital Cairo and Giza. Located along the Nile River, in Northern Egypt, this area has the most ancient history and historic landmarks in the country and surroundings. Since ancient times, the Egyptians have settled in this area over the Nile, on the northern coast of the country where the desert climate is moderated due to the proximity to the Nile. Here you find the Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, the oldest Wonders of the Ancient World, dating back to the 26th century b.C. Cairo, the greatest city of Egypt, is also the largest city in Africa and in the Arabic countries. It is characterised by Islamic architecture and modern skyscrapers together with ancient landmarks and natural landscapes.
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Population: estimated at 27.5 million
Cities: Cairo, Giza, Helwan, Shubra El Kheima
Main attractions: Giza Pyramids, ruins of Memphis, Cairo Citadel, Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Egyptian Museum, Cairo Tower in Gezira Island, Qasr El Nil Bridge
Main Airport: Cairo International Airport (CAI - مطار القاهرة الدولي)