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  Egypt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arab Republic of Egypt, commonly known as Egypt, (in Arabic: مصر, romanized Misr, or Masr in Egyptian dialect), kemet in Ancient Egyptian, is a republic predominantly in north-eastern Africa, together with the Sinai in southwest Asia.
Egypt is the second most populous country in Africa, and the vast majority of its 77 million population (2005) lives less than a kilometer away from the banks of the River Nile (about 40,000 km²), where the only arable agricultural land is found.
Egypt borders on Libya on the west, on Sudan on the south and on Israel on the northeast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Egypt   (2101 words)

  
 Cairo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة; transliterated: al-Qāhirah) is the capital city of Egypt (and previously the United Arab Republic) and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 15.2 million people.
Cairo is located on the banks and islands of the Nile River in the north of Egypt, immediately south of the point where the river leaves its desert-bound valley and breaks into three branches into the low-lying Nile Delta region.
Cairo's population exploded, increasing from 374,000 in 1882 to 1,312,000 by 1937.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cairo   (1694 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Cairo (Egypt)
Greater Cairo is spread across three of Egypt's administrative governorates: the east bank portion is located in Al Qalyobīyah Governorate, while the west bank is part of the governorates of Al Jīzah and Al Qalyobīyah.
Cairo is marked by the traditions and influences of the East and the West, the ancient and the modern.
Cairo is served by an international airport, situated approximately 24 km (about 15 mi) northeast of the city; the Ramses train station and a bus terminal are located near Tahrīr Square in downtown Cairo.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560224/Cairo_(Egypt).html   (952 words)

  
 Cairo, Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cairo - the Triumphant City - is the glorious capital of Egypt, the cradle of civilization and the beacon of religion.
It is the largest city in the Middle East and Africa and lies at the centre of all routes leading to, and from the three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe.
Greater Cairo extends on the banks of the River Nile to the south of its delta.
ce.eng.usf.edu /pharos/cairo   (203 words)

  
 The Peace Encyclopedia: Egypt
Egypt was proselytized, it is said, by St. Mark and was one of the earliest Christian countries.
Egypt, regardless of its intentions, sent a disturbing message to Israel by naming the exercise in honor of its last war with Israel, and by identifying Israel as the enemy.
Egypt is focusing on upgrading the Egyptian fleet of eight submarines acquired from China.
www.yahoodi.com /peace/egypt.html   (3558 words)

  
 Travel Channel :: Cairo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In many ways Cairo is the proverbial overgrown village, full of little districts and communities that feel much smaller and more intimate than the city of which they're part.
Like so much else in Egypt, Cairo's charm is a product of its history, its network of districts and communities the physical remains of a thousand years of being conquered and reconquered by different groups.
Cairo's districts have changed, of course, since the time when they were founded, and with 10 million new residents having poured in since the revolution of 1952, many more new districts have grown around them.
travel.discovery.com /destinations/fodors/cairo/overview.html   (576 words)

  
 Egypt (08/04)
Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world and the second-most populous on the African Continent.
Egypt's vast and rich literature constitutes an important cultural element in the life of the country and in the Arab world as a whole.
Egypt was readmitted to the Arab League in 1989.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5309.htm   (5589 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Cairo, city, Egypt, Egypt (Egyptian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
6,789,479), capital of Egypt and the Cairo governorate, NE Egypt, a port on the Nile River near the head of its delta, at the boundary of ancient Upper and Lower Egypt.
Cairo is the largest city in the Middle East and in Africa.
It is Egypt's administrative center and, along with Alexandria, the heart of its economy.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/CairoEg.html   (233 words)

  
 Cairo, the City of, in Egypt
Cairo comes alive at night, which is the best time to shop, eat delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, or simply watch the world go by from a pavement cafe.
Modern Cairenes consider Central Cairo to consist of the area bordered by Old Cairo to the south, Islamic Cairo to the east and the Nile River to the west, but this covers a number of different districts.
Islamic Cairo is not the oldest section of Cairo, as that distinction belongs to Old Cairo.
www.cairotourist.com /cairotown.htm   (788 words)

  
 Cairo Egypt Guide Index
It is the administrative capital of Egypt and, close by, is almost every Egypt Pyramid, such as the Great Pyramids of Giza on the very edge of the city.
Cairo, Egypt is an amazing city full of life and movement, and it is that way almost 24 hours every day, with the noisy honking of horns, children playing in the streets and merchants selling their wears and services.
Cairo, Egypt provides great culture, including art galleries and music halls, such as the Cairo Opera House, as well it should, being one of the largest cities in the world.
www.cairotourist.com   (353 words)

  
 Egypt Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CAIRO, Egypt - The remains of an ancient church and monks' retreats that date back...
CAIRO: Mohammed Moussa saw the number 117 in his dream and after a little research discovered it w...
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - The remains of an ancient church and monks' retreats that d...
archive.wn.com /2005/08/07/1400/egyptrepublic   (471 words)

  
 Cairo Egypt & Nile Cruise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Arrive Cairo where you will be met by our representative who will help you with your immigration and customs formalities.
Breakfast, then you will be met and transferred to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor, upon arrival at Luxor airport, you will be met and transferred to embark your cruise ship.
Breakfast, and then disembark your cruise ship where you will be met and transferred to Aswan airport for your flight back to Cairo, upon arrival at Cairo airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for overnight (Abu-Simbel optional tour and flight with sightseeing is available).
www.magicaljourneys.com /Egypt/Tours/tours-cairo-nile.html   (524 words)

  
 Egypt Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
In the fifth century BC Herodotus wrote of Egypt that 'nowhere are there so many marvellous things...nor in the world besides are to be seen so many things of unspeakable greatness' - and not too much has changed.
The Sphinx, the Nile, ancient Luxor, the pyramids - Egypt's scope is glorious.
It's not just the Pharaonic monuments that have drawn travellers to this country since long before the birth of Christ - it's the legacy of the Greeks, Romans and early Christians, and the profusion of art and architecture accumulated from centuries of successive Islamic dynasties.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/africa/egypt   (219 words)

  
 Egyptian Tours
The ancient ports of the Egyptian Red Sea are among the world's best diving and fishing resorts, and expansive white sand beaches provide for relation in the sun.
Egypt Air operates regular flights from Cairo and Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh or Hurghada.
This abandoned monastery near the Aga Khan Mausoleum on the west bank at Aswan is considered to be notably typical of early Christian monasteries, and was one of the largest Coptic Monasteries in Egypt.
www.capecairo.com /egypt/egypt.html   (1226 words)

  
 Wizwo - cairo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Located in the city center of downtown Cairo, near the train station and near the residential and diplomatic sector of Cairo on Giza, Mohandesseen.
Hotel Pharaoh Egypt is only 17 km from the Cairo International Airport, 4 km from the railway station, 10 km from the exhibition grounds, 12 km from the famous pyramids at Giza, and 3 km from the Egyptian Museum.
The Golden Tulip Hotel Flamenco Cairo is set in the Heart of Zamalek Island, the Residential and Diplomatic Area of Cairo, overlooking the River Nile.
wizwo.com /smartsearch.cgi?keywords=Cairo   (1472 words)

  
 Cairo Conrad Hotel Official Site: Luxury Hotel in Cairo, Egypt
The Conrad Cairo is located in the heart of Cairo and stands impressively above the River Nile, affording spectacular views of the river from most of the hotel's 617 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites.
As soon as you step into the Conrad Cairo, you are greeted by our friendly doormen and guided to the stylish hotel Lobby, where a warm Conrad welcome at Reception awaits.
The Conrad Cairo spares nothing when it comes to the comfort of our hotel guests - the hotel's numerous in-room amenities, such as multiple telephone lines, Internet access, satellite television and elegant marble bathrooms with separate showers, have all been designed with your satisfaction in mind.
cairo.conradmeetings.com   (343 words)

  
 Tour Egypt Travel, Tours, Vacations, Ancient Egypt, History and shopping
One may choose to relax on the wondrous Egypt Red Sea or Sinai coasts, take in the high culture of Cairo, or even leisurely float down the Egyptian Nile on a luxurious river boat.
The crook and flail are one of ancient Egypt's most prominent symbols of Osiris, a few other gods and of the ruling King.
Egypt's First International Yoga Festival will be held during the time between March 1 to 7 2006, which will include Meditation, along with healthy, delicious vegetarian foods.
touregypt.net   (399 words)

  
 Ancient Egypt - Guardian's Egypt - Explore Ancient Egypt from the comfort of your own computer!
Egypt is a fascinating land which boasts of a rich history and a colorful culture.
Here are my Egypt pages which provide great pictures, facts and information about Egypt, and offer many links to Egyptology and Egypt resources throughout the World Wide Web.
Whether you are merely fascinated by Egypt, are doing a school Egypt report or project, or are seriously engaged in the study of Egypt, this site is for you.
guardians.net /egypt   (416 words)

  
 cairolive.com -- Egypt news, Cairo tourism, Global headlines, Arabic press
Meanwhile, the leader of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood urged Egyptians to
Protests were staged at four universities in Cairo and several other cities under the slogan "Together for reform: Free university...
Two very brief foreign news reports about one of the biggest stories being talked about in town these days -- the Qatari prince who, during an illegal road race near the airport, killed bystanders and then was whisked out of the country...
www.cairolive.com   (965 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Cairo : The City Victorious (Vintage Departures)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rodenbeck, the Economist's Middle East correspondent, has lived in Cairo since childhood and is not shy to admit that he has, on occasion, fallen "out of love" with his chaotic, noisy adopted home?the largest city in Africa, the Mediterranean and the Islamic world.
Finally, Rodenbeck explores Cairo's current identity crisis and flirtation with Islamic fundamentalism: even in this most tolerant and bawdy of cities (it is, after all, the "belly-dancing capital of the world"), women are likely to don "retro seventh century" robes for the streets.
Finally I think that this book about Cairo was written from the perspective of an outsider that seems to value the structures and institutions of Cairo beyond the welfare of the common people of Cairo.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679767274?v=glance   (2361 words)

  
 Curious Cat Travels - Photo Travel Essays: Egypt - Luxor, Cairo, Memphis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Egypt is full of remarkable sites but it is not one of the easier places to travel.
Cairo was enjoyable to walk around and visiting the large number of islamic and other historical locations is worth, at least, a couple days.
The pyramid is one of the oldest standing man made structures in the world dating from over 4,500 years ago.
curiouscat.com /travels/egypt1992.cfm   (291 words)

  
 THE CAIRO CONFERENCE HOME PAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held from 5-13 September 1994 in Cairo, Egypt.
This issue includes information on what to expect in Cairo, a proposed timetable for the Conference, information for Conference participantsand news on NGO accreditation and representation.
If you are on your way to Cairo, the POPIN gopher has information from the Egyptian government on accomodations, meeting facilitites, tours, transportationand travel tips.
www.iisd.ca /cairo.html   (524 words)

  
 Egyptian Museum
The greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities is, without doubt, that of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Behind it are some of the most important items from the time of the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt some 5,000 years ago, including the famous slate palette of king Narmer - one of the first documents of Egyptian history.
They are given in no particular order so that one may stumble across some of the wonders of the museum.
homepage.powerup.com.au /~ancient/museum.htm   (718 words)

  
 History of the 1991 Cairo Egypt African Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For the first time the games were held on a four year cycle as planned.
Egypt had hoped to use the games to showcase the city of Cairo for a possible Olympic bid.
Highly partisan crowds, which were granted free admission to the events by the Egyptian government, filled the stadiums throughout the games, cheering the home team to another placing at the top of the medals table.
www.internationalgames.net /1991cairo.htm   (162 words)

  
 Cairo, Egypt tourist information - VIRTOURIST.COM CAIRO
is not only the capital of Egypt, but the biggest city in Africa, with more than 16 million inhabitants.
Now it is time to visit Cairo's main bazaar: Khan al Khalili...
In case this is your first tour with me, let me introduce myself: my name is Enric, and my intention is to go to the most beautiful places on earth and put photos of them on this web site.
www.virtourist.com /africa/cairo   (230 words)

  
 Package Holidays to Egypt - Taba, Nile Cruises, Red Sea, Cairo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Egypt boasts beautiful coastlines as well as a wealth of fascinating ancient sites steeped in history.
The website is designed to make your search for an holiday in Egypt as simple as possible and you can select from any one of our wide range of Egyptian destinations including Nuweiba, Taba and Cairo as well consider one of our many luxury Nile cruise holidays.
Peltours is pleased to bring you Egypt's newest destination, on the north coast of the country.
www.peltours.com   (1581 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Lonely Planet Cairo (Cairo)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If you are spending significant time in Cairo, it's probably worth springing for the smaller volume, too.
We stayed in the heart of Islamic Cairo, so the detailed information on that part of the city was especially helpful.
I lived in Cairo for a year and this book gives you a lot of "inside" information for anyone who wants to thoroughly explore the city.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0864425481?v=glance   (777 words)

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