5 key facts about Property in Cairo
Real estate in Egypt’s capital takes the form of Developments, Holiday Homes, Land, and New Homes, not to mention Residential Property. If you’re interested in living in the city, here are some key facts about property in Cairo.
Cairo has long been a center of Egyptian political and cultural life.
Cairo was founded by the Fatimid dynasty in the 10th century AD. But the land that constitutes the modern city was the site of national capitals, whose remains are still visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo is also associated with ancient Egypt because of its proximity to the old cities of Memphis, Cairo and Fustat which is near the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza.
Cairo is by far the largest city in Egypt.
Cairo has a population of 6760000, is developed on 453 square miles and has ten million inhabitants, just outside the city. Cairo, like many other mega cities suffer from high pollution and traffic.
The metro has over 700m passengers per year
The metro – currently the only of the African continent – is also among the fifteen most popular in the world, with over 700 million passengers each year.
The city was destroyed by fire in 1952
The fire, also known as Black Saturday, saw the destruction of nearly 700 shops, cinemas, casinos and hotels in downtown Cairo.
Cairo has a desert climate
Cairo often has high humidity because of the effects of the river valley. Storms can be frequent. High temperatures in winter range from 13 ° C to 19 ° C, while the minimum night falls below 8 ° C. During The summer highs rarely exceed 40 ° C, and low falling to around 20 ° C. The rainfall is sparse, but sudden downpours cause severe flooding. In New Cairo, a higher place than the city center of Cairo, the temperature often drops below freezing during the winter, causing frost in the morning.