or As·wân, As·suan, As·souan
- Ancient Syene. a city in SE Egypt, on the Nile.
- a dam near this city, extending across the Nile. 6400 feet (1950 meters) long.
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"It could easily have been hired at Assuan," Biddy exclaimed.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
It was characteristic that no fare was charged above Assuan.Freeland
The 15th was placed at Assuan and Korosko on the line of communications.The River War
Winston S. Churchill
Perhaps there is no better place for him in the winter than Assuan.
Modern steamers now plied on the Nile between Cairo and Assuan.The Accumulation of Capital
- variant spellings of Aswan
Assuan or Assouan
- an ancient town in SE Egypt, on the Nile, just below the First Cataract. Pop: 249 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Syene