Cairo Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt

January 20, 2006
This is a Landsat thematic mapper image of Cairo, Egypt, in 2004.

Cairo is the capital city of Egypt and the largest city in both Africa and the Middle East. It is currently the thirteenth most populous city in the world.

Line One (the red line) of the Cairo Metro opened in 1987 after the joining of two existing above-ground lines with a large underground section through the city center. The line runs a total of 43.5 km (27 miles) with 3 km (1.8 miles) underground, serves 33 stations, and has an a 60,000 hourly passenger capacity per direction.

Sometimes known as the "French-Built Line", this metro runs from the industrial Helwan area in the south to El-Marg downtown. It is mostly above ground, but has the downtown section in below ground.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Landsat
  • Instrument: Thematic Mapper
  • Acquisition: 23-Jun-2004
  • Center coordinates: lat. 30.01, lon. 31.23

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