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Aswan

Administration
Full nameAswan
Native nameأسوان
CountryEgypt
GovernorateAswan
Demography
Total Population275000 (2008 (estimate))
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC+2)

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Aswan (-enˌæsˈwɑːn , -arʔɑˈsˁwɑːnlang, , Ancient Egyptian: Swenet, Coptic: Swān, Syene), formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate.

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.


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