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The capital of Egypt, with a total population in excess of 20 million people, The metropolitan city is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East and the Arab world, and the 15th-largest in the world. Cairo is associated with ancient Egypt, where the Great pyramids of Giza and the ancient city of Memphis exist. On the Nile river, Cairo is famous for its own history, preserved in the fabulous medieval Islamic city and Coptic sites in Old Cairo. The Egyptian Museum, with its countless Ancient Egyptian artefacts. Cairo will witness this year the inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), which will be the largest archaeological Museum in the world. Though firmly attached to the past, Cairo is also home to a vibrant modern society.The Midan Tahrir area situated in downtown Cairo area, built in the 19th century under the rule of Khedive Ismail, has strived to be a “Paris on the Nile”.Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab world, as well as the world’s second-oldest institution of higher learning, Al-Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city; the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence.