It was founded by the Fatimid dynasty in AD 969.
Nowadays the town is the most developed city in the country. It is an important commercial and trade centre housing the regional headquarters of numerous international media, businesses, and organizations.
Cairo is also an educational hub.
Its proximity to the ancient cities of Memphis, Giza and Fustat which are near the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza makes it one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world.
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