Upper Egypt

Upper Egypt is a region of the Nile Valley in Egypt, between Luxor and Aswan 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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Luxor is the premier travel destination in Upper Egypt and the Nile Valley.

Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt, some 680 km south of Cairo, just below the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, with a population of 275,000.

Abu Simbel 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.


Silsila is an Egyptian locality - a range of sandstone hills - in the region of Upper Egypt, located on the river Nile some 42 km south of Edfu, alomost immediately north of Kom Ombo and some 65 km north of Aswan.

Edfu is an Egyptian town in the region of Upper Egypt, located on the west bank of the river Nile some 100 km south of Luxor, 53 km south of Esna and 115 km north of Aswan.

Kom Ombo is a medium-sized Egyptian town in the region of Upper Egypt, located on the east bank of the river Nile some 65 km south of Edfu and some 50 km north of Aswan.

Upper Egypt

  • Type:  Region
  • Location:  , ,
  • Latitude of center:  22° 25' (22.4167°) north
  • Longitude of center:  31° 45' (31.75°) east
  • Elevation:  115 meters (377 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Upper Egypt
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Upper Egypt

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  • Aş Şa‘īd
  • El-Said
  • Es Sa‘id
  • Şa‘īd Mişr

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