place - (GEE-za) Cairo's "sister city" officially occupying all of the land of the Cairo metropolitain area on the west side of the Nile River. Giza has long been a village on the Nile. Giza is also the town closest to the famous pyramid site, although "Giza" is the modern name for this site, as the ancient name is unknown.
an ancient Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile opposite Cairo; site of three Great Pyramids and the Sphinx
Suburb of Cairo, on the edge of the western desert. On a wide plateau stand the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus, the Great Sphinx, and many mastabas.
A necropolis just outside modern Cairo. The site includes several cemeteries, the Great Pyramids, and the Great Sphinx.
Giza or Gizah (Arabic, Ø§Ù„Ø¬ÙŠØ²Ø©, transliterated al-GÄ«zah; pronounced in the Cairene dialect of Egyptian Arabic eg-GÄ«za; also sometimes rendered in English as Gizeh, Ghizeh, or Geezeh) is a town in Egypt on the west bank of the Nile river, some 20 km southwest of central Cairo and now part of the greater Cairo metropolis. It is the capital of the Al Jizah Governorate, and is located near the northeast border of this governorate in coordinates . Its population is 4,779,000 (1998).