Jizah, Al-

Jizah, Al-

geographical name

City (pop., 2006: 2,891,275), Upper Egypt. Located on the western bank of the Nile River, it is a suburb of Cairo. A noted entertainment district, it is also the centre of Egypt's motion-picture industry. Rising just west of the city are the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza (see pyramid), built during Egypt's 4th dynasty (c. 2575–c. 2465 BCE).

Variants of JIZAH, AL-

Jizah, Al- or Giza

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