Aswan or As·wân, As·suan, As·souan [as-wahn; Arabic ahs-wahn] Examples noun
- Ancient Syene. a city in SE Egypt, on the Nile.
- a dam near this city, extending across the Nile. 6400 feet (1950 meters) long.
Examples from the Web for aswan Contemporary Examples of aswan
She also wrote Divieto di Soggiorno [Rejected], and The Bride of Aswan, which won the International Fenice Europe Prize.
March 6, 2013
Clashes also broke out in Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, and Assiut.
October 10, 2011
Historical Examples of aswan
The Nile here has not the wild and imposing aspect which it assumes lower down, between Aswan and Philae.
The dam has been constructed of granite ashlar taken from quarries near Aswan.
Presently a forest of palm trees, the last on that side, announces Aswan and Nubia.
Landing in Africa in 1786, he went up the Nile as far as Aswan.
There is no railway between Aswan and Halfa, all traffic being conducted on the river.
Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
British Dictionary definitions for aswan Aswan Assuan or Assouan noun
- an ancient town in SE Egypt, on the Nile, just below the First Cataract. Pop: 249 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Syene