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Greater Cairo, Egypt’s largest metropolitan area, which consists of Cairo, Giza, and Qalubiya, covers almost 20 percent of Egypt’s entire population at 21 million inhabitants. It comes as no surprise, then, that those who imagine Egypt, often imagine its urban jungle of a capital immediately. Egypt’s Cairo-centric identity even extends to most Egyptians, who often call the capital Masr (Egypt) – as if there exists the Egypt that is Cairo, and an entirely different Egypt outside Cairo. Many who visit…