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This neighborhood was named after Mokattam mountain, it’s located in the absolute center of Greater Cairo. Mokattam is divided into three main plateaus: upper, middle and lower plateau. Mokattam is known for its calmness and moderate temperature especially at the summer due to its altitude. The neighborhood has some slum areas, like Masaken El Zelzal which were built for those affected by 1992 earthquake. Some areas were previously thought to be in danger of collapse, but scientific researches proved it is completely safe. Mokattam offers several residential levels, but generally most of its neighborhoods offer upper-middle level housing. Mokattam has a number of landmarks like Fountain Square and St. Simon Monastery. The neighborhood is easy to access as it is surrounded by Nasr road, Salah Salem road, and Ring road, which make it easier to get in and out of the area.