Fifth Settlement

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The Fifth Settlement (Egyptian Arabic: التجمع الخامسEl Tagamo‘ El Khames, literally means "the Fifth Gathering", but the official English name is "the Fifth Settlement"; commonly shortened to: التجمع El Tagamo‘  pronounced [ettæˈɡæmmoʕ]) is one of the districts of New Cairo, Egypt. It is one of the most affluent districts of the city. It consists of several private neighborhoods, including Gharb El Golf, El Shouifat, Diplomats, El Narges, El Yasmeen, El Banafseg etc. The main street is Share‘ El Tes‘een or 90 St., it serves as the central axis of the city of New Cairo. It contains financial, administrative and commercial centers that serve the city and Greater Cairo as a whole. It is one of the fastest growing areas in Egypt in terms of construction.

The German University in Cairo, one of several university campuses in New Cairo.

History[edit]

Beginning on 5 March 2011, the criminal court of the Fifth Settlement was the venue of the trial of former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly for corruption, specifically money laundering and embezzlement of public funds.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC News (5 March 2011). "Feared former interior minister el-Adly on trial". BBC. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 

Coordinates: 30°00′17″N 31°26′03″E / 30.00472°N 31.43417°E / 30.00472; 31.43417