Aswân

geographical name
As·​wân | \ a-ˈswän How to pronounce Aswân (audio) , ä- \
variants: or ancient Syene \ sī-​ˈē-​nē How to pronounce Syene (audio) \

Definition of Aswân

city in southern Egypt on the right bank of the Nile River near the site of a dam built 1898–1902 and of the Aswân High Dam (completed 1970 to form Lake Nas*ser \ ˈnä-​sər How to pronounce Aswân (audio) , ˈna-​ \ ) population 191,461

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“Aswân.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asw%C3%A2n. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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