Cairo, the Conqueror

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Cairo is the capital of Egypt, the largest city in the Middle East and one of the largest in Africa and the whole world. Founded in 969 by the Fatimid dynasty, Cairo covers over 3085 square kilometers with an estimated population of over 21 million, which makes it one of the most inhabited cities in the world.

Located near the Nile delta, Cairo was the site of several ancient national capitals over the history of Egypt, including Memphis that was the place of the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the world’s wonders.

Cairo is called “City of the Thousand Minarets”, referring to the great number of mosques found there. The most famous of them is Al-Azhar, which also doubles as the biggest Islamic university in the world. The Egyptian capital is also the home for the Arab League headquarters, and several continental and international organizations, including the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF).

Cairo Metro is the first in Africa and one of the busiest fifteen lines in the world. The city includes a great number of attractions, including The Egyptian Museum, Cairo Tower, Cairo Citadel, and the River Nile. Cairo hosts one of the world’s biggest Film Festivals annually, besides many musical and art shows, mainly in its famous Cairo Opera House.

The weather in Cairo is somehow fresh in November, with an average of 23⁰ C.

Cairo is the home of many clubs, including the infamous giants Al-Ahly and Zamalek; the most successful teams in Africa, and Wadi Degla Sporting Club, the top Women’s Club in Egypt.