NASA’s Landsat 8 captured Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Along with the expansion of the city, New Cairo City has been established.

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New Cairo is located on the southeastern edge of Cairo Governorate to alleviate the congestion in downtown Cairo. On Apr. 27, 2016, President Sisi inaugurated the new headquarters of the Ministry of Interior in New Cairo. There are dozens of factories in New Cairo and GE is already working with the American University in New Cairo on energy initiatives. The city could eventually host a population of 5 million.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

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Reference: New Ground for an Ancient City (NASA Earth Observatory)
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