How far is it from Cairo to move the capital of Egypt?

The Egyptian president has ordered the government to move to a new capital 45 kilometers east of Cairo on December 1st for a six-month trial run. Let's see.

Egypt has a population of about 100 million, with a capital city of about 22.8 million (2017), and Cairo is projected to have a population of 40 million by 2050. Cairo is located in the lower reaches of the Nile near the delta, and other large and medium-sized Egyptian cities are also concentrated along the Nile.

Photo - Cairo, Egypt

To the east of Cairo, Egypt built New Cairo, which was better planned but not nearly as big and did little to alleviate the city's population pressure. This is similar to the new towns or development zones we have built everywhere. The roads are wider than the old towns, the houses are newly built, and the greenery is better, and the living is more comfortable.

Figure - Cairo

Egypt's new capital, which can be seen as a newer city than New Cairo, will be about 45 kilometers east of Cairo and will be almost twice as large, with a planned population of 6.5 million.39bet-đua chó-game giải trí -đá gà-đá gà trực tuyến-đánh bài

Why is it twice as big as Cairo, but not as big as Cairo? The new capital is planned to be less densely populated, with a park about 34 kilometers long in the middle of the city, twice the size of New York's Central Park, with 15 square meters of green space allocated to each resident.

Photo - New Cairo

There is a symbol tower in the central business district of the new capital, with a height of 373.2 meters and the highest point of 385.8 meters. It is the tallest tower in Africa, built by Chinese companies.

The new capital will house the presidential palace, the cabinet, the parliament, government ministries and embassies. It will also have stadiums, airports and additional facilities, as Cairo will surely have in any current capital.

Photo - Plan for the current capital

But Egypt is different from Brazil, Myanmar, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Tanzania, which totally abandoned their ancient capitals and moved hundreds or even thousands of kilometers away.

Rio de Janeiro, the former capital of Brazil, is located in the southeast of Brazil, the Atlantic coast, the southeast foot of Mount Manticela. Brasilia, Brazil's current capital, is located about 930 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, on the Brazilian plateau, geographically close to the center of Brazil, where the average elevation is about 1,172 meters. At that time, Brasilia was desolate.

Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, is the largest city and seaport, located at the mouth of the Irrawaddy River facing the Andaman Sea at Mottama Bay. Naypyidaw, the current capital of Myanmar, is about 400 kilometers from Yangon. Located in the geographic center of Myanmar, Naypyidaw is located in a narrow strip of the Sitang River Valley between the Bougu and Bunnong Mountains, facing mountains to the north and flat rivers to the south.

Pakistan's largest port and former capital was Karachi. The current capital, Islamabad, is more than 1,100 kilometers away, farther than Shanghai to Beijing. Indian-administered Kashmir is only 80km from Islamabad at the shortest distance, and this sense of crisis has led Pakistan to push India out of Kashmir at the first opportunity.

26854ce8205f1d0b43b9355a25d827caAlmaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan, is close to the Tianshan Mountains, the Kunge Mountains to the south and the Ili River to the north. It is the city with the largest population in Kazakhstan, and also the economic, transportation and cultural center of Central Asia. The Kazakh capital was moved to Astana (Sultan Nur), about 980 km from Almaty as the line goes, and a modern version of the Emperor took control of the country to give it greater control over Russian territory in the north.

Tanzania's former capital, Dar es Salaam, is on the east coast, and although it is the most economically developed part of the country, it cannot effectively radiate the rest of the country. The current capital of Tanzania, Dodoma, located about 400 kilometers west of Dar es Salaam, is the geographic center of Tanzania and is undoubtedly geographically more suitable as a capital city.

It was also like building a modern city, with New Cairo to the east and the current capital to the east.

Planning for the current Egyptian capital, a company called ACUD was set up, 51% owned by the Egyptian military and 49% owned by the Egyptian housing Ministry. The military has 51 percent control over construction and property sales in the current capital, slightly unsettling for Egyptians, who have a tradition of military coups.

2013 The Egyptian military deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was elected president in 2014 with 97 percent of the vote and re-elected in 2018.

From aerial photos and planning maps, the environment and planning of the current Cairo is much better than that of Cairo, and the current capital is even better. In terms of housing prices, homes in New Cairo are at least affordable for the middle class, while homes in the original capital are more affordable and fewer affordable. It could be that the poor live in Cairo's crowded, dilapidated neighbourhoods, while the wealthy move to the spacious, lovely new capital.

That is why the current capital covers a larger area than Cairo, but has a considerably smaller planned population.

Egypt's current capital is located in a desert. Where will water come from for greenery and people? In fact, it is extremely simple to connect a few large water pipes from the Nile, which is still essentially a drain on the water resources of the Nile, and may lead to the reduction or even shortage of water resources in Cairo.

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