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 (ăs′wän, ăs-wän′, äs-)
A city of southern Egypt at the First Cataract of the Nile River near the Aswan High Dam. Construction of the dam, dedicated in 1971, required the relocation of some 90,000 people and numerous archaeological treasures.
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(ɑːsˈwɑːn) ,




(Placename) 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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(ˈæs wɑn)

1. Ancient, Syene. a city in SE Egypt, on the Nile. 258,600.
2. a dam near this city, extending across the Nile. 6400 ft. (1950 m) long.
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Noun1.Aswan - an ancient city on the Nile in EgyptAswan - an ancient city on the Nile in Egypt; two dams across the Nile have been built nearby
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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CAIRO, Oct 13 (KUNA) -- At least 30 people died and 15 others suffered cuts and bruises when three microbuses crashed in Aswan in southernmost part of the nation on Monday, the official Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported.
Aswan, January 20 (BNA) - The death toll in the road accident, which occurred last night in the southern Egyptian province of Aswan, rose to 14 people.
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Egyptian policeman was shot dead and another wounded on Wednesday at a checkpoint in the Southern town of Aswan, the Interior Ministry said, in what appeared to be a revenge killing.
QNA ASWAN CHAIRPERSON of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) Her Highness Sheikha Moza on Sunday opened the Hamad bin Khalifa Medical Imaging Centre during a visit to Aswan Heart Centre, an affiliate of Dr Magdi Yacoub Heart Diseases and Research Centre in the Upper Egypt province.
CAIRO - Coptic protesters are going on Sunday to march to the State TV Building in Maspero on the Corniche, to protest what happened in the village of el-Merenat near Aswan, where people were forcibly dispersed on Tuesday night, the local media report.
Aswan, March 19 (SUNA) - Minister of State at the Council of Ministers Ahmed Karmano expressed the gratitude and thanks of the Government and People of Sudan to the Egyptian Government and people over their support and assistance to the Sudanese returnees from Libya via the route of El-Saloum ,Alexandria and Cairo, saying that this affirms that Sudanese and Egyptians are but one people