Visit Cairo Governorate

9.7 million

The Cairo Governorate of Egypt is the largest and most populous governorate, spanning 5,072 square kilometers. It is the political and cultural center of Egypt, known for hosting many popular landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum. The city is also home to a large number of gorgeous mosques from different periods in history such as Ibn Tulun Mosque or Al-Azhar Mosque.

Cairo has long been one of Egypt's most important tourist destinations due to its rich culture and lively vibe. A few must-see spots include Khan el-Khalili bazaar - home to some of Cairo's best shops - and Coptic Cairo where visitors can explore ancient churches like St. George's Church or Hanging Church on Mokattam Hill.

An interesting historical fact about Cairo is that it was founded by Fatimid Caliph al-Mu'izz in 969 CE during his rule over North Africa and parts of Middle East; thus making it one of the oldest cities in Africa that still exists today!

Cities in Cairo Governorate

Cairo, New Cairo