In addition to the Mahommedan quarters, usually called after the trade of the inhabitants or some notable building, there are the Copt or Christian quarter, the Jews' quarter and the old " Frank " quarter.
The Copt and Jewish quarters lie north of the Muski.
In the Copt quarter are also Armenian, Syrian, Maronite, Greek and Roman Catholic churches.
In the Copt and Jewish quarters the streets, as in the Arab quarters, are winding and narrow.
In November 1908 Mustafa Fehmi, who had been premier since 1895, resigned, and was succeeded by Boutros Pasha, a Copt of marked ability, who had been for several years foreign minister.