Aswan

or As·wân, As·suan, As·souan

[ as-wahn; Arabic ahs-wahn ]
/ ˈæs wɑn; Arabic ɑsˈwɑn /

noun

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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Aswan

Assuan or Assouan

/ (ɑːsˈwɑːn) /

noun

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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