Upper Egypt

Upper Egypt is a region of the Nile Valley in , between and and the historical region of Lower Nubia, characterised by a number of ancient settlements and temple towns that draw thousands of travellers every year.

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is a city in Upper and the capital of . Photo: Blalonde, Public domain.

is a city in the south of , some 870 km south of , just below the Dam and Lake Nasser, with a population of 275,000. Photo: MJJR, CC BY 3.0.

The is an archaeological locality in the hills immediately behind the of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is an city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between and , with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. Photo: MatthiasKabel, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is an town in the region of Upper Egypt, located on the west bank of the river Nile some 54 km south of and 53 km north of . Photo: Oltau, CC BY 3.0.

or Ombos or Latin: Ambo and Ombi – is an agricultural town in famous for the . Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

in Upper Egypt was saved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser, growing behind the Aswan Dam, in a massive archaeological rescue plan sponsored by UNESCO in the 1960s. Photo: Than217, Public domain.

is an locality - a range of sandstone hills - in the region of Upper Egypt, located on the river Nile some 42 km south of , alomost immediately north of and some 65 km north of . Photo: Scitim, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Upper Egypt

Latitude of center
22.4167° or 22° 25' north
Longitude of center
31.75° or 31° 45' east
115 metres (377 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 768583143
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Bo-Egipte
  • Arabic: الصعيد
  • Arabic: الصعيدي
  • Arabic: الوجة القبلى
  • Arabic: الوجه القبلي
  • Arabic: صعيد
  • Arabic: صعيد مصر
  • Arabic: مصر العليا
  • Arabic: وجه القبلي
  • Azerbaijani: Yuxarı Misir
  • Basque: Egipto Garaia
  • Basque: Goi Egipto
  • Bengali: উচ্চ মিশর
  • Bosnian: Gornji Egipat
  • Breton: Egipt Uhel
  • Breton: Gorre Egipt
  • Bulgarian: Горен Египет
  • Catalan: Alt Egipte
  • Catalan: Han.remmaris
  • Catalan: Llista de ciutats de l'Alt Egipte
  • Chinese: 上埃及
  • Croatian: Gornji Egipat
  • Czech: Horní Egypt
  • Danish: Øvre Egypten
  • Dimli (individual language): Mısıro Corên
  • Dutch: Boven-Egypte
  • Dutch: Opper-Egypte
  • Egyptian Arabic: الصعيد
  • Egyptian Arabic: صعيد
  • Egyptian Arabic: صعيد مصر
  • Egyptian Arabic: مصر العليا
  • Esperanto: Alta Egiptio
  • Estonian: Ülem-Egiptus
  • Finnish: Ylä-Egypti
  • French: Haute-Egypte
  • French: Haute-Égypte
  • French: Upper Egypt
  • Galician: Alto Exipto
  • Georgian: ზემო ეგვიპტე
  • German: Oberägypten
  • German: Oberägyptisch
  • German: Upper Egypt
  • Greek: Άνω Αίγυπτος
  • Hebrew: מצרים העליונה
  • Hebrew: מצרים עילית
  • Hindi: उपरी मिस्र
  • Hungarian: Felső-Egyiptom
  • Icelandic: Efra Egyptaland
  • Indonesian: Mesir Atas
  • Indonesian: Mesir Hulu
  • Irish: An Éigipt Uachtarach
  • Italian: Alto Egitto
  • Japanese: 上エジプト
  • Korean: 상이집트
  • Latin: Aegyptus superior
  • Lithuanian: Aukštutinis Egiptas
  • Macedonian: Горен Египет
  • Malay: Mesir Atas
  • Malay: Mesir Hulu
  • Norwegian: Øvre Egypt
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Øvre Egypt
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sa'id Misr
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Øvre Egypt
  • Occitan (post 1500): Nauta Egipte
  • Persian: مصر علیا
  • Polish: Górny Egipt
  • Portuguese: Alto Egipto
  • Portuguese: Alto Egito
  • Romanian: Egiptul de Sus
  • Russian: Верхний Египет
  • Russian: Патрос
  • Serbian: Gornji Egipat
  • Serbian: Горњи Египат
  • Serbo-Croatian: Gornji Egipat
  • Sindhi: مٿانهين مصر
  • Slovenian: Gornji Egipt
  • Slovenian: Zgornji Egipt
  • Spanish: Alto Egipto
  • Swedish: Övre Egypten
  • Tamil: மேல் எகிப்து
  • Turkish: Yukarı Mısır
  • Ukrainian: Верхній Єгипет
  • Urdu: بالائی مصر
  • Vietnamese: Thượng Ai Cập
  • Aş Şa‘īd
  • El-Said
  • Es Sa‘id
  • Upper Egypt, Upper Egypt
  • Şa‘īd Mişr

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