Cairo: Main Facts

Mother Of All Cities

Cairo Main Facts

Geographical Location of Cairo

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and is the most densely populated city in the Arab world and Africa with 8 million inhabitants. It rests on the banks of the river Nile Delta and lies south of the Suez Canal making it an important economic centre for trade. It is approximately 100 miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea and 80 miles west of the Red Sea.


Languages of Cairo

The main language spoken in Cairo is Arabic though there are English speaking operatives in hotels, restaurants and other major factors of tourism.


Currency of Cairo

The currency in Cairo is the Egyptian pound and the time of writing the exchange rate is 8 EGP to £1GBP, though due to fluctuation in the market you should check this before travelling.