Aswan High Dam


Aswan High Dam
As|wan High Dam
a ↑dam built across the River Nile in southern Egypt. It is one of the largest dams in the world and is used to produce electricity and provide water for farming

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  • Aswan High Dam — Dam across the Nile River, north of Aswan, Egypt. Built 4 mi (6 km) upstream from the earlier Aswan Dam (1902), it is 364 ft (111 m) high and 12,562 ft (3,830 m) long. Differences with Gamal Abdel Nasser led the U.S. and Britain to withdraw their …   Universalium

  • Aswan High Dam — noun one of the world s largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt • Syn: ↑High Dam • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dam, ↑dike, ↑dyke • Part Holonyms: ↑Egypt, ↑Arab Republic of Egypt, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aswan High Dam — noun a large dam across the Nile near Aswan, a city in south eastern Egypt, completed in 1970, and forming the reservoir Lake Nasser. 109 m high …   Australian English dictionary

  • Aswan Low Dam — For the higher Aswan Dam completed upstream in 1970, see Aswan Dam. Aswan Low Dam Aswan Low Dam Official name Aswan Low Dam Location Egypt …   Wikipedia

  • High Dam — noun one of the world s largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt • Syn: ↑Aswan High Dam • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dam, ↑dike, ↑dyke • Part Holonyms: ↑Egypt, ↑Arab Republic of Egypt, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aswan Dam — Aswan (Assuan) is a city on the first cataract of the Nile in Egypt. Two dams straddle the river at this point: the newer Aswan High Dam (Arabic: السد العالي; transliterated: as Sad al Aly), and the older Aswan Dam or Aswan Low Dam. The aim of… …   Wikipedia

  • Dam — /dam, dahm/, n. (Carl Peter) Henrik /kahrl pee ter hen rik/; Dan. /kahrddl pay teuhrdd hen rddik/, 1895 1976, Danish biochemist: Nobel prize for medicine 1943. * * * I Barrier built across a stream, river, or estuary to conserve water for such… …   Universalium

  • Aswan — [as′wän΄, äs′wän΄] city in S Egypt, on the Nile: pop. 191,000: 3 mi (4.5 km) south is a dam (completed 1902) providing irrigation for the surrounding region: a larger dam (Aswan High Dam, completed 1970) is 4 mi (6.4 km) farther south …   English World dictionary

  • Aswan — /as wahn/; Arab. /ahs wahn /, n. 1. Ancient, Syene. a city in SE Egypt, on the Nile. 246,000. 2. a dam near this city, extending across the Nile. 6400 ft. (1950 m) long. Also, Aswân, Assuan, Assouan. * * * City (pop., 1996 est.: 219,017),… …   Universalium

  • dam — dam1 /dam/, n., v., dammed, damming. n. 1. a barrier to obstruct the flow of water, esp. one of earth, masonry, etc., built across a stream or river. 2. a body of water confined by a dam. 3. any barrier resembling a dam. v.t. 4. to furnish with a …   Universalium


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