ring roads mapped. cairo’s on the small side.

ring roads mapped. cairo’s on the small side.
Avantcaire finds map of ring roads around the world, Cairo's (pop: 16m) is about the same size as Brussels (pop: 1m). Also, bonus fun ring road fact: apparently when Mubarak dies the standing plan is the for the army to secure the ring road and its main exits, while interior ministry will control everything inside the ring road.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.