Luxor

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Luxor

الأقصر
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Luxor Temple
Ramses IIAbu Haggag Mosque
Crocodile Island ResortFeluccas on the Nile
From top, left to right:
Luxor Temple, Ramses II, Abu Haggag Mosque, Crocodile Island Resort, feluccas on the Nile
Flag of Luxor
Flag
Nickname(s): 
City of Palaces
Luxor is located in Egypt
Luxor
Luxor
Location of Luxor within Egypt
Luxor is located in Africa
Luxor
Luxor
Luxor (Africa)
Coordinates: 25°41′N 32°39′E / 25.683°N 32.650°E / 25.683; 32.650Coordinates: 25°41′N 32°39′E / 25.683°N 32.650°E / 25.683; 32.650
Country Egypt
GovernorateLuxor
Area
 • Total416 km2 (161 sq mi)
Elevation
76 m (249 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total506,588
 • Demonym
Luxorian
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
Area code(s)(+20) 95
Websitewww.luxor.gov.eg
Official nameAncient Thebes with its Necropolis
TypeCultural
Criteriai, iii, vi
Designated1979 (3rd session)
Reference no.87
RegionEgyptian Governorates, Northern Africa, African Union

Luxor (Arabic: الأقصر‎‎‎) is a city in Upper Egypt. In 2012, about 506,588 people lived there.[1] To tourists, it is mostly known because of Karnak, as well as other tourist sites nearby.

Because the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes is located in Luxor,[2] the city has been called the "world's greatest open-air museum." On the other side of the Nile lies the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens.ZZ

References[change | change source]

  1. "World Gazetteer - Egypt: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. (retrieved 2010-7-27)
  2. "Luxor, Egypt".

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