Inaugurated in May 2005, Al-Azhar Park is located adjactent to Cairo's Darb al-Ahmar neighborhood.
Cairo's population exploded, increasing from 374,000 in 1882 to 1,312,000 by 1937.
Cairo (Arabic: al-Q?hirah) is the capital of Egypt.
Cairo remained the central city of Egypt throughout the period of British rule and afterwards.
Cairo has a number of sporting teams that compete in national leagues.
The era of colonization which began in 1882 saw the continuation of the rebuilding of Cairo.
The current location of Cairo was too far from the ancient course of the Nile to support a city.
Today Cairo is Africa's most populous city and the Arab world's cultural center.
Laws against the export of these treasures has meant that the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is the only place in the world that many items can be seen.
There he saw the newly redesigned city of Baron Haussmann and, with funds from a booming cotton trade, decided to rebuild Cairo on the model of a European capital.
The first settlement on the location of modern Cairo was a Roman fort, known as Babylon Fort, built about 150 C.E..
The Khedivial Opera House or Royal Opera House was the original opera house in Cairo, Egypt.
The Seljuks captured Cairo in the mid-1100s, and Saladin and his successors expanded the city further, including the construction of its massive Cairo Citadel.
The books' titles are taken from actual streets in Cairo, the city of Mahfouz's childhood and youth.
Napoleon conquered Egypt in 1798, and Cairo was quickly surrendered to him by its Mameluk rulers.
Based on these cultural traditions, the Egyptian Association of Film Writers and Critics launched the first Cairo International Film Festival in Cairo on August 16 1976.
The Al-Azhar mosque, founded the same year, and its accompanying university, made Cairo a center of Islamic learning and philosophy.
Approximately 11 miles (18 km) to the south of modern Cairo is the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis and adjoining necropolis of Saqqara.
Most of the sports federations of the country are located in the Cairo suburbs, including the Egyptian Football Association.
Bridges also cross the Nile attaching the city to the suburbs of Giza and Imbabah (part of the Cairo conurbation).
The headquarters of the Confederation of African Football was previously located in Cairo before relocating to its new headquarters in 6th October City.
The city of Cairo was founded in the year 969 by the Fatimid Imam-Caliphs who were ancestors of the Aga Khan.
Both teams are champions on the African continent and the Arab World, and play their home games at Cairo International Stadium, Egypt's largest stadium.
President Mubarak inaugurated the new Cairo Opera House of the Egyptian National Cultural Center on October 10, 1988, seventeen years after the Royal Opera House had been destroyed by fire.
The Cairo Trilogy is a trilogy of novels set in Cairo, written by Egyptian novelist and Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz.
Cairo is the 16th-most-populous metropolitan area in the world, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 15.2 million people.