River Nile in Aswan, Egypt

River Nile in Aswan, Egypt

Aswan, formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate.

Aswan is a busy market and tourist center located just north of the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine. Photo: ask-aladdin.com

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