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Luxor
الأقصر
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City
Luxor Temple
Ramses II
Abu Haggag Mosque
Crocodile Island Resort
Feluccas on the Nile
From top, left to right:
Luxor Temple, Ramses II, Abu Haggag Mosque, Crocodile Island Resort, feluccas on the Nile
Flag of Luxor
Nickname: 
City of Palaces
Luxor is located in Egypt
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Luxor
Location of Luxor within Egypt
Luxor is located in Africa
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Luxor (Africa)
Coordinates: 25°41′N 32°39′E / 25.683°N 32.650°E / 25.683; 32.650Coordinates: 25°41′N 32°39′E / 25.683°N 32.650°E / 25.683; 32.650
CountryEgypt Egypt
GovernorateLuxor
Area
[citation needed]
 • City416 km2 (161 sq mi)
Elevation
76 m (249 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • City422,407
 • Metro
1,328,429 [1]
 • Demonym
Luxorian
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
Area code(+20) 95
Websitewww.luxor.gov.eg
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official nameAncient Thebes with its Necropolis
TypeCultural
Criteriai, iii, vi
Designated1979 (3rd session)
Reference no.87
RegionEgyptian Governorates, Northern Africa, African Union

Luxor (Arabic: الأقصر, romanized: al-ʾuqṣur, lit. 'the palaces') is a modern city in Upper (southern) Egypt which includes the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes.

Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open-air museum", as the ruins of the Egyptian temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the west bank Theban Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Thousands of tourists from all around the world arrive annually to visit Luxor's monuments, contributing greatly to the economy of the modern city.

The population of Luxor is 422,407 (2021),[1] with an area of approximately 417 km2 (161 sq mi).[2] It is the capital of Luxor Governorate. It is among the oldest inhabited cities in the world.

  1. ^ a b "الجهاز المركزي للتعبئة العامة والإحصاء". www.capmas.gov.eg. Retrieved November 19, 2020.
  2. ^ "Data from Luxor.gov.eg". Archived from the original on June 9, 2007. Retrieved June 4, 2007.

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