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Giza
جيزة (Egyptian Arabic)
City
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Giza panorama, Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx of Giza, Cairo University
Flag of Giza
Official seal of Giza
Giza is located in Egypt
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Giza
Location of Giza within Egypt
Giza is located in Africa
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Giza
Giza (Africa)
Coordinates: 29°59′13″N 31°12′42″E / 29.9870°N 31.2118°E / 29.9870; 31.2118Coordinates: 29°59′13″N 31°12′42″E / 29.9870°N 31.2118°E / 29.9870; 31.2118
CountryEgypt
GovernorateGiza
Founded642 AD
Government
 • GovernorAhmed Rashed [1]
Area
 • City1,579.75 km2 (609.94 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2021[2])
 • City9,200,000
 • Density5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
4,498,518
 • Demonym
Gizan Gizanne
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
Area code(+20) 2
WebsiteGiza.gov.eg

Giza (/ˈɡzə/; sometimes spelled Gizah, Geeza; Egyptian Arabic: جيزة el-Gīza, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: [el ˈgiːze]) is the second-largest city in Egypt after Cairo and fourth-largest city in Africa after Kinshasa, Lagos and Cairo. It is the capital of Giza Governorate with a total population of 9.2 million as of 2021. It is located on the west bank of the Nile, 4.9 km (3 mi) southwest of central Cairo, and is a part of the Greater Cairo metropolis. Giza lies less than 30 km (18.64 mi) north of Memphis (Men-nefer), which was the capital city of the first unified Egyptian state from the days of the first pharaoh, Narmer.

Giza is most famous as the location of the Giza Plateau, the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples. Giza has always been a focal point in Egypt's history due to its location close to Memphis, the ancient pharaonic capital of the Old Kingdom.

  1. ^ "محافظ الجيزة يترأس اجتماع اللجنة التنفيذية للمبادرة الوطنية للمشروعات الخضراء الذكية", Masrawy
  2. ^ "الجهاز المركزي للتعبئة العامة والإحصاء". www.capmas.gov.eg. Archived from the original on 1 October 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.

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