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Cairo is home to some of the most famous shanty towns and slums in the world. The
shanty town in the City of the Dead is home to 800,000 people and stretches for four
miles from the north to the south of Cairo. The area is unique as it is…

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shanty towns in the world which are home to a larger community spirit. Another thing
that sets the City of the Dead aside is the fact that people have lived in the area since the
14th Century, making the slum very old compared to the more modern shanty towns.

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The City of the Dead is the most visited slum in the world. The historical and religious
aspects to the city make the many mosques and tombs `worth seeing'. However, the
close community makes it difficult for outsiders to penetrate the culture.

Urbanisation is a serious issue in the City…


Mr A Gibson


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