The city of Cairo is the more largest in Egypt and Africa with a population around of 18 million, Cairo is a chaotic mixture of sights, sounds and smells. It is heaving with life, volatile, polluted and boisterous, with an intensity that both exhausts and invigorates the visitor. It is also distinctive with its ancient monuments in juxtaposition to the modern and cosmopolitan.
Usually the congested streets of Islamic Cairo are full of donkey carts, mosques and traders, while camels weave their way haughtily between the crumbling pyramids on the outskirts.
Also, The travellers and visitors can practice the age-old art of bargaining for trinkets, perfume and spices in one of the world's largest bazaars, or pay a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb and is one of the country's main attractions.
Location: Egypt, North Africa.
Country dialing code: 20.
Population: 18-20 million (metropolitan area).
Religion: 90-94 % Muslim, most of the rest are Coptic Christian.
Cost of Living
City-center bus ticket: 25 piastres
75cl bottle of beer: E£6.25
One-liter bottle of mineral water: E£1.60
Cinema ticket: E£10-15
Book Fair, Jan, Cairo Exhibition Grounds
Cairo International Song Festival, Aug, various locations
Experimental Theater Festival, Sep, various locations
Pharaohs Rally, early Oct, Pyramids of Giza
Arabic Music Festival, early Nov, Opera House
Cairo International Film Festival, early Dec, various locations