Aswan Dam

Aswan Dam
dam on the Nile River

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  • Aswan Dam — Aswan (Assuan) is a city on the first cataract of the Nile in Egypt. Two dams straddle the river at this point: the newer Aswan High Dam (Arabic: السد العالي; transliterated: as Sad al Aly), and the older Aswan Dam or Aswan Low Dam. The aim of… …   Wikipedia

  • Aswan High Dam — Dam across the Nile River, north of Aswan, Egypt. Built 4 mi (6 km) upstream from the earlier Aswan Dam (1902), it is 364 ft (111 m) high and 12,562 ft (3,830 m) long. Differences with Gamal Abdel Nasser led the U.S. and Britain to withdraw their …   Universalium

  • Aswan Low Dam — For the higher Aswan Dam completed upstream in 1970, see Aswan Dam. Aswan Low Dam Aswan Low Dam Official name Aswan Low Dam Location Egypt …   Wikipedia

  • Aswan — /as wahn/; Arab. /ahs wahn /, n. 1. Ancient, Syene. 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. Also, Aswân, Assuan, Assouan. * * * City (pop., 1996 est.: 219,017),… …   Universalium

  • Aswan (horse) — Horse infobox horsename= Aswan caption=Aswan as a young horse in Egypt breed=Arabian discipline= sire= Nazeer grandsire=Mansour dam= Yosreia damsire= Sheikh El Arab sex= Stallion foaled= 1958 died=1984 country= Egypt color= Grey breeder=Egyptian… …   Wikipedia

  • Aswan — Infobox Settlement official name = Aswan native name = أسوان‎ image caption = View of Aswan, overlooking the Nile mapsize = 200px map caption = subdivision type = subdivision name = leader title = Governor leader name = Samir Youssef area… …   Wikipedia

  • dam — [[t]dæ̱m[/t]] dams, damming, dammed 1) N COUNT A dam is a wall that is built across a river in order to stop the water flowing and to make a lake. They went ahead with plans to build a dam on the Danube River. ...the Aswan Dam. 2) VERB To dam a… …   English dictionary

  • dam — 1 noun (C) 1 a special wall built across a river, stream etc to stop the water from flowing, especially to make a lake or produce electricity: the Aswan dam in Egypt 2 technical the mother of a four legged animal, especially a horse compare sire… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Aswan-Damm — Assuan Staudamm Neuer Damm bei Assuan (Assuan Hochdamm) Lage …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aswan — city, S Egypt; site of Aswan Dam, 1¼ mi. long; pop. 144, 377 …   Webster's Gazetteer

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