Aswan ( /ˌæsˈwɑːn /; Egyptian Arabic: أسوان Aswān ; Ancient Egyptian: Swenet ; Coptic: ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ Swān , Ancient Greek: Συήνη Syene ), formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate.

Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine.

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