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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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