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Aswan
أسوان (Arabic)
Ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ (Coptic)
City
Philae Island, Aswan.jpg
Al Khattarah Aswan Bridge.jpg
Aswan souq.jpg
Aswan Philae temple pavilion.jpg
Aswan,fatimid cem.jpg
معبد فيلة ..اسوان.jpg
Aswan Nubian Museum entrance.jpg
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Philae Island, Khattarah Bridge, Aswan Old Town Souk, Philae temple pavilion, Aswan Fatimid Cemetery, Elephantine Island, Nubian Museum
Aswan is located in Egypt
Aswan
Aswan
Location within Egypt
Coordinates: 24°05′20″N 32°53′59″E / 24.08889°N 32.89972°E / 24.08889; 32.89972Coordinates: 24°05′20″N 32°53′59″E / 24.08889°N 32.89972°E / 24.08889; 32.89972
CountryEgypt
GovernorateAswan
Elevation
194 m (636 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total351,332
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
Area code(+20) 97

Aswan (/æsˈwɑːn, ɑːs-/, also US: /ˈæswɑːn, ˈɑːs-, ˈæz-/;[1][2][3][4] Arabic: أسوان, romanized: ʾAswān [ʔɑsˈwɑːn]; Coptic: Ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ, romanized: Souan pronounced [swaːn]) is a city in Southern Egypt, and is the capital of the Aswan Governorate.

Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dam on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine.

The city is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of craft and folk art.[5] Aswan joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities in 2017.

  1. ^ "Aswan". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.). HarperCollins. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Aswan". Collins English Dictionary. HarperCollins. Archived from the original on April 3, 2019. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Aswan" Archived 2019-04-03 at the Wayback Machine (US) and "Aswan". Lexico UK English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Archived from the original on 2020-08-13.
  4. ^ "Aswân". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Smith, Melanie K. (2016). Issues in cultural tourism studies. Routledge. ISBN 9781138785694. OCLC 932058870.

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