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Aswan City information


Aswan is the 3rd biggest town in Egypt today and the biggest one in upper Egypt, the city today is a major mining area for aluminum and iron . Aswan is also among the very famous cities ion the map for the tourists to visit besides Cairo and luxor
Aswan is a major stop for most the cruises. as most of the Nile cruise sail from luxor to Aswan and vice versa.
The population of Aswan is around 3 million and mostly consists of Nubians and local tribes of Kenzo. the city became very important after the construction of the high dam and the worldwide rescue campaign of the Nubian monuments during the construction of the high dam.
because of the location of Aswan to the south of Egypt , the city enjoys a very hot climate though the year, it is must that you have to cover your head during your daily visit in Aswan and and drinks water constantly.
Listed below is a table of the temperate in Aswan throughout the year.
The local market of Aswan is a very good place to do you holiday shopping especially here you will find the best types of fresh species.
Aswan is driven from the ancient Egyptian word Swan which means the market, Aswan was the the located on the main trading route between Egypt and the southern lands, where gold, slaves and ivory passed into Egypt, the governors of the 6th dynasty sent many expedition to explore the many African countries located to the south for Aswan, and most of these expeditions started from Aswan!
The city of Aswan was also the major source f granite, sandstone quartzite.
God khoum was the major god of the city since the earliest times of history, on the later period goddess Isis, goddess of major and m maternity was the main patron god , where temple where built for her in Philai.

How to get there

By flight:

Aswan International Airport is located 25Km (16 miles) southwest of the city and can be reached from most

countries around the world, EgyptAir runs daily flights from Cairo to Aswan,

By train:

Services to both Cairo and Luxor are very frequent,

By road:

Though Aswan is connected by road to Cairo and has a good bus connection with the capital

By Cruise:

The River Nile has not been used for cruises between Cairo and Aswan since the late 1990's. Another popular cruise is one on Lake Nasser, which gives the only way to visit some of Nubia's ancient monuments.

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