Meaning of Aswan

As•wan

Pronunciation: (as'wän Arab. äs&sylpwän'), [key]
— n.
  1. Ancient,a city in SE Egypt, on the Nile. 246,000.
  2. a dam near this city, extending across the Nile. 6400 ft. (1950 m) long.
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