It is located on the banks and islands of the Nile in the north of Egypt. To the west is the city of Giza and the ancient necropolis of Memphis on the Giza plateau, with its three large pyramids including the Great Pyramid of Giza. To the south is the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis.
Cairenes are renowned for their sense of humour and hospitality.
The city contains the Museum of Mohammed Mahmoud Khalil and his Wife.
Cairo is also the name of: