Compare and Contrast Cairo and Bangkok

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Cairo and Bangkok are the best-known cities of Egypt and Thailand. Both cities are also the capitals and the main commercial centre of their countries. The purpose of this report will be compared and contrasted in the areas of the physical, population and economy features of the two cities.

The physical features of the cities are quite different. The first difference that all people see is the size of Cairo and Bangkok. The Cairo’s land area is much smaller than Bangkok’s. The former is 215 square kilometers, and the latter is 1562 square kilometers. Another great difference is the climate. Firstly, Cairo has a desert climate. The annual temperature range is 19oC – 35oC. In addition, the annual rainfall adds up to only 2.5 centimeters. For these reasons, the Cairo’s weather is hot in summer and cold in winter. In contrast, Bangkok’s climate is tropical. The annual temperature range is from 25oC to 30oC. Besides, Bangkok has a heavy annual rainfall, with 150 centimeters. Therefore, there are two distinct seasons namely the wet season and the dry season.

In addition, the populations of two cities differ greatly in size and their composition. First of all, the population of Cairo is slightly lower than Bangkok. Cairo has about 6,800,000 people, and Bangkok has about 7,500,000 people. Second, the percentage of people descent in Cairo is much higher than Bangkok’s. While 95% of people who live in Cairo are of Egyptian descent, Bangkok has just 75% of people are of Thai descent. Finally, there are exactly similarities in the economy of both Cairo and Bangkok. On the other hand, manufacturing, tourism, finance and trade are the source of income for the two cities.
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