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Aswan , is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan .It stands on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract and is a busy market and tourist centre. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine. and coordinates: St. 24.05 32.56 s, with a population of 200,000 inhabitants
Aswan is Egypt's hottest inhabited city. Aswan's climate ranges from mild in the winter to very hot in the summer with absolutely no rain all year. Maybe 1 or 2 mm of rain every 5 years. Aswan is one of the driest inhabited places in the world

Aswan was known as "Sono" in the eras of the ancient Egyptians and meaning of the market where the trade center for the caravans coming to and from the heart and then called in the Ptolemaic period the name "O" and he called the Nubians"Lipa Swan."
In 1999, South Valley University was inaugurated and it has three branches; Aswan, Qena and Hurghada. It was the first university in Upper Egypt and it was organized in departmental basis. The university grew steadily and now it is firmly established as a major institution of higher education in Upper Egypt.
Tourism in Aswan 
The city of Aswan and its surroundings, a tourist area and archaeological, which increases the number of foreign tourists, especially from Europe and East Asia.
Tourist attractions in Aswan
The island of Elephantine 

Nubia Museum
The museum was opened inNovember of 1997, and participated in the opening ceremony, the heads of a number of friendly countries that participated in saving the monuments of Nubia and displays by more than 5,000 artifactsfrom the effects of Aalnobh old.
Island plants 
Island plant is located in Aswan in the middle of the great Nile River near the island of Elephantine. Theexhibition is a natural for all types of plants. As well as tropical trees and tropical plants and the Island is one of the oldest islands of the Nile in what wasalready home to some of the people of Nubia andwas called "Jet Nartey," meaning the island ofNitrite and Kano cultivate green fodder
And continued in the island so on until the British occupation where taken by Lord Kitchener-basedand called "Aseradar" in 1898 and after his deathturned out to be public property and named the island of the King and then turned into agreenhouse for agricultural research under the Ministry of Agriculture in 1928 and the island ovalshape with an area of ​​17 acres
Abu Simbel
 Is an archaeological site comprising two massive rock temple in southern Egypt on the western bank of Lake Nasser about 290 km southwest Aswan
Twin temples were originally carved from the mountains in the reign of King Ramses II in the 13th century BC, a lasting monument to him and Queen Nefertari, to commemorate his victory at the Battle of Kadesh.
It was necessary to move the temples to avoid being sunk through the establishment of Lake Nasser, a massive artificial water reservoir after the construction of the Aswan High Dam on the River Nile. Abu Simbel and is still one of the best areas to attract tourism in Egypt.
The temples of ancient Nubia
Temple Kalabsha
Temple Beth El Ouali
Temple of Kom Ombo
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