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Cairo’s Urban Glory

Cairo, Egypt is the largest city in the whole of Egypt. Not only that, but it is also the largest population city in both Northern Africa, the whole of Africa, and the entire Arab world. It is the most populace Egyptian city, and as such also has it up on the list of most populated cities world wide at almost seven million. Up until the early part of the last millennium, Cairo itself wasn’t the seat of Egyptian government, until the Fatimid Caliphate built the city to house their leader. Cairo is also the heart of the nation, and a epicenter for much Arabic lifestyle and culture. It possesses the largest music scene and movie production life out of anywhere in the region, and as such is sometimes called “Hollywood” for the Middle Eastern citizens.

Located just before the Nile delta, upon the banks of the Nile itself, Cairo spreads its urban glory. It is divided into many small Governorate ares, ruled by different political and economic classes. The famed Cairo university known world wide, resides in the Giza Governorate area while Cairo is home to the Ain Shams university. East of the river lies the oldest part of the city, and when referring to Cairo itself, many people are often speaking of Greater Cairo, the multi-sectioned set of small governments. The actual urban population if the are itself reaches up to 17 million or so.

Climate wise, the vicinity of the city and surrounding areas is a cross between a Mediterranean styled climate, and that of a desert climate. Making sense, due to its sea side influence on the water, and its submersion into the desert lands upon the northern section of the great Nile River. Wind storms are more that frequent, and clouds of dust from the surrounding Sahara desert can be seen blowing their way through the city at varying times. The effects of the Valley on the city give it its unique crossbreed of weather systems and climates.

Along with Giza, Cairo is the regions center for medical care and holds the most advanced and best facilities for treating ones health needs. Minus a few practices, its superiority is held as the top provider region wide.

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