Cairo is Egypt and Egypt is Cairo

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9789774164040
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970405 | DOI:
Cairo is Egypt and Egypt is Cairo

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This chapter aims to provide a better understanding of Egypt in order to better understand Cairo, its largest city. It describes Egypt's unique geographical space, its population dynamics, the income levels of its inhabitants, and their standards of living. It discusses Greater Cairo's importance in the national economy and analyses how and to what degree the city's inhabitants differ from those in the country as a whole.

Keywords: Egypt; Cairo; geographical space; population dynamics; income level; standard of living; national economy

Chapter.  7259 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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