New Cairo is a city covering an area of about 30,000 hectares (70,000 acres) on the southeastern edge of Cairo Governorate, 25 Kilometers (15 mi) from Maadi. New Cairo is one of the new cities which have been built in and around Cairo to alleviate the congestion in downtown. It was established in the year 2000 by presidential decree number 191.

Located in what was formerly Helwan Governorate, and located to the east of Maadi and Heliopolis, New Cairo ranges in elevation between 250 and 307 meters (820 and 1,007 ft) above sea level.

The city could eventually host a population of 5 million. When compared to 6th of October, also built with the hopes of alleviating the strain on the city, more homes are being rented out in New Cairo than in 6th of October.

New Cairo Compounds:


  • British International College of Cairo
  • The American International School in Egypt (AIS) East (Main) Campus
  • New Cairo British International School (NCBIS)
  • International School of Choueifat (ISC) – Cairo campus
  • Modern Education Schools (MES)
  • Salahaldin International School (SIS)
  • Lycée Français du Caire New Cairo Primary Campus
  • Korean School in Cairo [ko] (카이로한국학교), a South Korean international school
  • Canadian International School of Egypt
  • AIA International School 
  • Gateway International Montessori School
  • Cairo English School 
  • Europa-Schule Kairo

Universities in New Cairo

  • American University in Cairo (AUC)
  • German University in Cairo (GUC)
  • Future University in Egypt (FUE)
  • Canadian International College (CIC)
  • New Cairo Academy


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