6th of October is a city in Giza Governorate, a satellite town and part of the urban area of Cairo, Egypt, 32 km (20 miles) outside the city. It has a population ranging between some 185,000 in the city to an estimated 500,000 inhabitants in the wider area.

6th of October was the capital of the now defunct 6th of October Governorate. A new city in the desert, it hosts Egyptian students and students from various countries, such as the Persian Gulf, Jordan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Syria, Iraq, and the Palestinian territories, who study at its private universities.

6th October Compounds


  • American International School in Egypt West Campus – Sheikh Zayed City
  • Beverly Hills Schools
  • British International School in Cairo
  • International School of Choueifat 6th of October City
  • Heritage International School
  • 6th of October stem school

Universities in 6th October:

  • Ahram Canadian University (ACU)
  • Akhbar El Youm Academy
  • Cairo University (CU) in Sheikh Zayed City
  • Culture & Science City
  • Egyptian Aviation Academy (EAA)
  • Higher Institute of Applied Arts
  • Higher Technological Institute
  • Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST)
  • Higher Institute for Architecture
  • Modern Sciences and Arts University (MSA)
  • Nile University (NU)
  • Higher Institute of Engineering
  • New Giza University (NGU)
  • October 6 University (O6U)
  • Zewail City of Science and Technology
  • Higher Institute of Science and Technology
  • Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
  • Information Technology Institute


  • Dar Al Fouad Hospital, the first accredited cardiac hospital in Africa and the Middle East
  • Misr University for Science and Technology (Souad Kafafi Memorial) Hospital
  • October 6 University Teaching Hospital
  • Al Safwa Hospital
  • Sheikh Zayed Central Hospital
  • Sheikh Zayed Specialized Hospital
  • Al Zohor Hospital
  • Eden Healthcare Orthopidic surgery, Rehabilitation, & Wellness.


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