Minimize Cairo, Egypt

World Population Day


This year's World Population Day, established in 1989 and celebrated on 11 July, marks the 50th anniversary of the 1986's International Conference on Human Rights.

This 100 m Proba-V image of 19 May 2018 shows Cairo, the capital of Egypt and one of the most populated areas in the world. It has about 20 million inhabitants and is located in the Nile Delta, which has an extent of about 25,000 km2.

The city and recent urban extensions on the west and east are visible in the middle part of the image. The large areas of irrigated land are highlighted in light green in the southeast, whereas the mountainous desert and some valleys can be seen in the southeast.

Cairo, Egypt

© ESA-BELSPO 2018, produced by VITO
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