The city of Cairo lies on the Nile river in northern Egypt. With 6.8 million inhabitants Cairo is the largest city of Egypt and its capital. Cairo's history dates back to 2200 BC, when Memphis, the capital of Lower Egypt, was founded there. Due to its strategic location just upstream from the Nile delta, the area continued to play a key role over the centuries. Present day Cairo dates back to the 10th century. Near Cairo are the famous pyramids of Giza and Saqqara and in the city itself there is the Egyptian National Museum, full of archaeological artifacts. Cairo suffers from high levels of pollution and traffic.

Views and Panoramas photo gallery  - 3 pictures of Views and Panoramas
Islamic Cairo photo gallery  - 29 pictures of Islamic Cairo
The Citadel photo gallery  - 17 pictures of The Citadel
Egyptian National Museum photo gallery  - 89 pictures of Egyptian National Museum
3 panorama views of Cairo.
29 photos of Islamic Cairo, a huge area with over 800 listed monuments, many dating back to medieval times.
17 photos of the Citadel, a fortified area on top of a hill in Cairo
89 photos of items and artefacts on display in the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo
Central Cairo photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Central Cairo
Cairo Mosques photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Cairo Mosques
Giza pyramids photo gallery  - 34 pictures of Giza pyramids
Memphis photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Memphis
21 photos of the area around Midan Tahrir and Midan Talaat Harb squares.
11 photos of the Ar Rifai, Sultan Hassan and Ibn Tulun mosques.
34 photos of the Pyramids in Gizeh (Giseh, Giza) near Cairo
16 photos of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt during the pharaonic time
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