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Environmental Problems in LEDC Urban Areas Case Study: Cairo
The problem of Growth:

Situated on the River Nile, about 200km south of the Mediterranean Sea. Greater Cairo extends along the sides of the Nile for 30km.
Cairo's population increased dramatically from 4.5 million in 1960 to 16 million in 2000…

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Vast number of vehicles means that roads are GRIDLOCKED throughout the day and night ­ an almost permanent rush hour ­
unhealthy noise levels
Cargo boats flowing in and out of the city on the Nile, and floating night clubs that were introduced in 1994 moored on the Nile
banks…

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