Cairo General Information
Cairo (Arabic Al-Qāhirah “The Victorious”) capital of Egypt, Cairo is the largest populated city in north Africa at over 20,900,000 inhabitants as of 2020. The city has stood for more than 1,000 years on the same site on the banks of the Nile, primarily on the eastern shore,
Cairo is often called the cradle of civilisation as it is the largest city in Africa and the Middle East and sits at the centre of routes to Asia, Europe, and Africa. Several names were given to this city; including Memphis, Heliopolis,
Babylon-in-Egypt, Al-Fustat, Al-Qatari, Al-Askar and more by the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Turks.
The city is so old that when Alexander the Great conquered Egypt, Cairo was already older to him than he is to us.