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Noun: Cairo  kI-row
  1. The capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa; a major port just to the south of the Nile delta; formerly the home of the Pharaohs
    - Al Qahira, El Qahira, Egyptian capital, capital of Egypt
     
  2. A town at the southern tip of Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers

Type of: national capital, port, town

Part of: Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, IL, Illinois, Land of Lincoln, Prairie State, United Arab Republic

Encyclopedia: Cairo, New York