Monday، 09 May 2016 - 12:00 AM
Aswan is one of the governorates of South Upper Egypt region that includes Suhag, Qena, Aswan, Red Sea, and Luxor. It is the southern gate of Egypt and the liaison between northern and southern parts of the Nile Valley and between Egypt and Africa as well.
In the course of comprehensive development, New Aswan City, on the west bank of the Nile, was planned and is situated at 10 km north of Aswan city, which accommodates 70.000 people. The Aswan River Port, on Nasser Lake, was also developed to streamline passengers transport, and increase trade between Egypt and Sudan.
Agriculture is the main activity in the governorate, which is famous for growing sugar-cane, hibiscus, wheat, dates and henna.
The governorate contributes as well to industry, most important industries include: sugar, chemicals fertilizers, phosphate, and fish preparing and packing.
The governorate hosts different historical eras; Pharoanic, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic. This is in addition to the natural protectorates namely: Wadi el-Alaky, Salouga and Gazal Islands that have a wealth of plants, birds, animals and natural resources.
Location: Aswan Governorate lies in the south of Egypt, and is bordered in the North by Qena governorate, in the East by the Red Sea governorate, in the West by the New Valley governorate, and in the South by Sudan.
The Governorate's national day: 15th January that marks the completion of the High Dam in 1970.
Emblem: It shows a cogwheel which signifies industry and the power-generating towers of Aswan reservoir and the High Dam, and the blue background represents Nasser Lake.