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.
The old division of the country into districts (nomoi) is maintained, and to the inhabitants of these districts demands are directly addressed by the governor of Egypt, while the head of the community, ordinarily a Copt, but in some cases a Moslem, is responsible for compliance with the demand.
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.