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Transcript of Cairo population
Its population 21 million! That is 2.5 times the size of London! And it all started 5000 years ago Memphis was set up as the capital of the old kingdom, it is estimated that 10,000 people lived there 1000 BC The capital is changed to Luxor because of constant flooding of the crops from the Nile. The Arabs officially take over the rule of Egypt and so move back to Cairo to start laying the foundations of this mega-city. 600 AD 1953 2000 BC Egypt becomes a
and Cairo is officially
as its capital city. Proximity to the Nile
(more water to use) Fertile lands Widest point of the Nile in Egypt Why Cairo? Far away from other cities Widest point of the Nile in Egypt Fertile lands Proximity to the Nile (more water to use) These all canceled out the one reason Cairo should not be chosen... Population growth Downtown Cairo Today, Cairo relies heavily on tourism Latest uprising to overthrow
Mubarak's power Tourism has dropped at an amazing rate Why the trouble? Ancient monuments New monuments Mubarak had been ruling for over 25 years No freedom No right to vote State corruption + Social Media = People from different
getting together to
share their ideas