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6th of October City

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400 kmĀ²


154,093 (2006)

Colleges and Universities
October 6 University, Misr University for Science and Technology, Modern Sciences and Arts University, Ahram Canadian University, Nile University

6th of October City is a city in Giza Governorate, a satellite town and part of the urban area of Cairo, Egypt, 32 km (20 miles) outside the city. It has a population ranging between some 185,000 in the city to an estimated 500,000 inhabitants in the wider area.


Map of 6th of October City

6th of October City was the capital of the now defunct 6th of October Governorate. A new city in the desert, it hosts Egyptian students and students from the Gulf and Palestinian territories, who study at its private universities.

Driving in egypt mehwar road cairo to 6th of october city hd


The settlement was established in 1979 by the 504th presidential decree of Egyptian president Anwar El Sadat. It is 17 km from the great pyramids of Giza and 32 km from downtown Cairo. The city has a total area of 97.4 thousand feddans (400 km2) and, eventually, is expected to have 3.7 million inhabitants, although there are many unoccupied or incomplete buildings.

It was announced as the capital of the 6th of October Governorate in April 2008. Following the governorates dissolution in April 2011, in the wake of the Egyptian revolution, it was reincorporated into the Giza Governorate, to which it had originally belonged.

The citys name commemorates the commencement of the Yom Kippur War on 6 October 1973. For this reason, the date was chosen as Egypts Armed Forces Day.

Tourism and hotels

  • Moevenpick Hotel Cairo-Media City
  • Swiss Inn Pyramids Golf Resort
  • Sheraton Dreamland Hotel And Conference Center 6th of October City
  • Swiss Inn Plaza 6th of October City
  • Hilton Pyramids Golf Resort
  • Novotel Hotel
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