New Cairo City (القاهرة الجديدة el-Qāhera el-Gedīda) is an Egyptian city covering an area of about 30,000 hectares (70,000 acres) on the southeastern edge of Cairo Governorate, 25 kilometers (15 mi) from Maadi. New Cairo is one of the new cities which have been built in and around Cairo to alleviate the congestion in downtown Cairo. It was established in the year 2000 by presidential decree number 191.
Located in what was formerly Helwan Governorate, and located to the east of Maadi and Heliopolis, New Cairo ranges in elevation between 250 and 307 meters (820 and 1,007 ft) above sea level.
The city could eventually host a population of 5 million. When compared to the 6th of October, also built with the hopes of alleviating the strain on Cairo, more homes are being rented out in New Cairo than on 6 October.