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 the premier travel destination in Upper and the Nile Valley.

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

The of in is also the gateway to the amazing , and …

The of is the central part of Luxor township, centred on the twin foci of the Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak.


in 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.

is an locality - a range of sandstone hills - in the region of , located on the river Nile some 42 km south of , alomost immediately north of and some 65 km north of .

is a medium-sized town in the region of , on the east bank of the river Nile 65 km south of and 50 km north of .

is an town in the region of , located on the west bank of the river Nile some 100 km south of , 53 km south of and 115 km north of .

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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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Other Names for Upper Egypt

French: Haute-Égypte, German: Oberägypten, Italian: Alto Egitto, Portuguese: Alto Egipto, Spanish: Alto Egipto, Aş Şa‘īd, El-Said, Es Sa‘id, Şa‘īd Mişr
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