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1. cairo

a town at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers

2. al qahira, cairo, capital of egypt, egyptian capital, el qahira

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

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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: 18 771 769 (2015 est)
. Arabic name: El Qahira (ɛl ˈkahiːrɔ)

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capital of Egypt, at the head of the Nile delta: pop. 7,109,000
city in S Ill., at the confluence of the Ohio & Mississippi rivers: pop. 3,600

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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).

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