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  • Cairo is a city located in the country of Egypt.

  • Cairo is the capital city of Egypt.

  • The official language of Cairo is Egyptian Arabic.

  • Cairo (and all of Egypt) is located on the continent of Africa.

  • The Sudan, Libya and Israel are some of the countries that border (are next to) Egypt.



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  1. A person who lives in Cairo is called a Cariene.                   

  2. A nickname for Cairo is "The City of a Thousand Minarets" because of the large about of Islamic activity occurring in Cairo.                                                                    

  3. A minaret is a tall tower that is built as part of - or next to - a Mosque (a place where followers of Islam go to practice their faith).                                                                                 

  4. A person who practices the Islamic faith is called a Muslim.                                                                                      

  5. Some of the famous sites to visit while in Cairo - and traveling around Egypt - are:
    - The Egyptian Museum (Cairo)
    - The Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx (Giza)
    - The Valley of the Kings (Luxor)
    - Karnak Temple (Luxor)
    - Abu Simbel (Abu Simbel)


  6. Cairo is the only city in Egypt with a daily newspaper.

  7. The flag of Egypt has three colors on it: red, white and black.

  8. Soccer is Cairo's (and Egypt's) most popular sport.

  9. The 365 day calendar, divided into 12 months, was invented by the Egyptians.                                                                                       

  10. The Egyptian Princess Cleopatra VII, was actually born in Greece, not Egypt.

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