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or As·wân, As·suan, As·souan

[as-wahn; Arabic ahs-wahn]
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  1. Ancient Syene. a city in SE Egypt, on the Nile.
  2. a dam near this city, extending across the Nile. 6400 feet (1950 meters) long.
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Assuan or Assouan

  1. an ancient town in SE Egypt, on the Nile, just below the First Cataract. Pop: 249 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Syene
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