New Cairo

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New Cairo Map
Design drawing of New Cairo
Administration building, Future University of Egypt

New Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة الجديدةel-Qāhera el-Gedīda) is a new satellite city of Cairo.[1] Located in what was formerly desert, the master plan was created in 2001 by a Boston firm. It is the home of the new campus of the American University in Cairo, as well as the German University in Cairo, the Future University in Egypt (FUE) and the Canadian International College (CIC). There are residences in luxury villas and condominiums located in housing developments and gated communities.


New Cairo's altitude ranges between 250 metres (820 ft) and 350 m (1,150 ft) above sea level.


Turkish Salahaldin International School, an international school, is located in New Cairo.[2]

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  1. ^ "To Catch Cairo Overflow, 2 Megacities Rise in Sand" article by Thanassis Cambanis in The New York Times August 24, 2010, accessed August 25, 2010
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Turkish Salahaldin International School. Retrieved on October 10, 2013. "Address: Yasmeen Service Court, Land 90, 5th Compound, (Tagamo El Khames), New Cairo.)" - Map

Coordinates: 30°02′N 31°28′E / 30.03°N 31.47°E / 30.03; 31.47