Cairo is a city in Alexander County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,632 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Alexander County. The city's name is spoken as /ˈkeɪɹoʊ/, (CARE-oh or CAY-ro), not KY-ro.

Cairo in A Different FleshEdit

Cairo was a city in the Federated Commonwealths of America. Prem Chand's hairy elephant-drawn train was destined for Cairo in 1782, until he challenged Richard Trevithick's Iron Elephant to a race from Springfield to Carthage.