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Cai·ro

 (kī′rō)
The capital and largest city of Egypt, in the northeast part of the country on the Nile River. Old Cairo was built c. 642 as a military camp; the new city was founded c. 968 by the Fatimid dynasty and reached its greatest prosperity under the Mameluke sultans (13th-16th century).

Cairo

(ˈkaɪrəʊ)
n
(Placename) the capital of Egypt, on the Nile: the largest city in Africa and in the Middle East; industrial centre; site of the university and mosque of Al Azhar (founded in 972). Pop: 11 146 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: El Qahira
ˈCairene n, adj

Cai•ro

(ˈkaɪ roʊ)

n.
the capital of Egypt, in the N part on the E bank of the Nile. 6,325,000.
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Noun1.Cairo - a town at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
IL, Illinois, Land of Lincoln, Prairie State - a midwestern state in north-central United States
2.Cairo - the capital of Egypt and the largest city in AfricaCairo - the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
Cairene - a native or inhabitant of Cairo
Translations

Cairo

[ˈkaɪərəʊ] NEl Cairo

Cairo

[ˈkaɪrəʊ] nle Caire

Cairo

nKairo nt

Cairo

[ˈkaɪərəʊ] nil Cairo f
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Despite our great love of the neighborhood of Mohandessin, it was not suitable for students who want calm and comfort.
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When informed that Mauritania is an Arab country hosting an Arab League summit next month, Matrawi commented sarcastically: "All what I know is the street of Gama't Al Dawal Al Arabia [the Arab League of States] in Mohandessin [an upmarket quarter near Cairo.
The explosion rocked the busy Lebanon Square in Cairo's Mohandessin district on Friday, killing Mohammed Gamal Eddin, Egypt's interior ministry said, Al-Jazeera reported.
In case of emergency Cypriot citizens can contact the Duty Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on +35 7 99660129, or the Crisis Management Department at the MFA on +35 7 22801000, or the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in Cairo, Egypt (17 El Amir Omar Tousson St, Mohandessin, Arab Republic of Egypt,Tel: + 20 2 33455967, Fax: + 20 2 33455969, E-mail: cairoembassy@mfa.
The dispersal had sparked gunfights in the Cairo neighborhood of Mohandessin and an attack on a police station in Kerdassa, in greater Cairo, which left four policemen dead.
Parallelement, celles d'Al-Azhar et de l'arrondissement de Choubra, de Moustafa Mahmoud a Mohandessin ont ete aussi en effet des grands centres de regroupement.
In Cairo there were reports of looting in the middle-class areas of Heliopolis and Mohandessin, as well as in Maadi and Shoubra, and in several areas there are reports of locals setting up neighborhood patrols to protect their homes.
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Although a certified teacher, her refusal to wear the ordinary headscarf instead of the radical black head-and-face veil has blocked all chances of getting a job; and she had to go back to her parents' house in the middle-upper class Mohandessin area of Cairo, the only place she and her four children could find support.