Aswan - information about the city

Aswan (  /ˌæsˈwɑːn /; [ʔɑˈsˁwɑːn], Arabic: أسوان ‎ Aswān, Ancient Egyptian: Swenet, Coptic: ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ Swān, Ancient Greek: Συήνη Syene ), formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate.

Aswan - tourist attractions

markerA Unfinished obelisk The unfinished obelisk is the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan), Egypt. Archaeologists claim the pharaoh known as Hatshepsut sanctioned it's construction. It is nearly one third larger than any ancient Egyptian obel... Unfinished obelisk - photo
markerB Aswan Low Dam The Aswan Low Dam or Old Aswan Dam is a gravity masonry buttress dam on the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. The dam was built at the former first cataract of the Nile, and is located about 1000 km up-river and 690 km (direct distance) south-southeast of Cairo. Constructed between 1899 and 1902, it was ... Aswan Low Dam - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 24.0875, 32.8989
Approximate population: 275,000

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