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Aswan (formerly spelled Assuan; Egyptian: Swenet (literally meaning "trade"); Coptic: Swān; Greek: Συήνη Syene; Arabic: أسوان‎ Aswān; Spanish: Asuán) is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate. It stands on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract and is a busy market and tourist center. It contains the island of Elephantine.

Aswan is one of the driest inhabited places in the world; as of early 2001, the last rain there was six years earlier. As of 31 March 2008, the last rainfall was a thunderstorm on May 13, 2006. In Nubian settlements, they generally do not bother to roof all of the rooms in their houses.
 
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