Greater Cairo

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Greater Cairo
القاهرة الكبرى
Metropolitan area
Cairo by night.jpg
Coordinates: 30°03′N 31°22′E / 30.050°N 31.367°E / 30.050; 31.367Coordinates: 30°03′N 31°22′E / 30.050°N 31.367°E / 30.050; 31.367
Country  Egypt
Consisting of Cairo governorate
Giza city
Shubra el-Kheima
6 October
Obour
Population
 • Total 17,816,000
  (estimate)
Time zone UTC+2

Greater Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة الكبرىal-qāhira al-kubrā) is the largest metropolitan area in Egypt and the largest urban area in Africa.[1] It is the third largest urban area in the Islamic World after Jakarta and Karachi, and the world's 16th largest metropolitan area,[2] consisting of Cairo governorate, Giza city, Shubra el-Kheima, 6 October and Obour, with a total population of 17,816,000; area: 1,709 km2; density: 10,400/km2.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

Greater Cairo and the surrounding area have a hot desert climate (BWh) in Köppen-Geiger classification, as all of Egypt. Cairo and its surrounding region have very similar day to day temperatures, however, the less populated parts at the east and the west don't have the urban heat, which makes them more prone to have ground frost and soft hail.

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Source: Weather2Travel[3]

Main cities[edit]

Surrounding cities and suburbs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demographia World Urban Areas & Population Projections, Demographia, April 2009, retrieved 9 Jul 2009 
  2. ^ R.L. Forstall, R.P. Greene, and J.B. Pick, "Which are the largest? Why published populations for major world urban areas vary so greatly", City Futures Conference, (University of Illinois at Chicago, July 2004) – Table 5 (p.34)
  3. ^ "Cairo Climate and Weather Averages, Egypt". Retrieved 21 February 2014.