GIZA - EGYPT

 

 

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Giza is best known as the home of the Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx. On the banks of the Nile River, Giza's apogee coincided with the reign of Salah al-Din when its Sunday market attracted vast crowds. But the area's vulnerability to floods caused problems and it wasn't until Ismail laid the Pyramids Road, drained swamps, and built a palace in the 1860s that Giza became fashionable again. As Giza's population topped a million, a wave of development devoured many crumbling villas.


Website:  http://wikitravel.org/en/Cairo/Giz

Sister City since 
November 21, 1989

Distance from LA
7,606 miles

Population
City over 1,000,000 - Country 68,359,979 

Climate
Hot, dry summers and moderate winters

Local Time
GMT +2  (10 hours ahead of Los Angeles) 

Currency 
Egyptian Pound