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Meaning of "Aswan Dam" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ASWAN DAM

Aswan Dam  [ˌæsˈwɑːn dam] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ASWAN DAM

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Aswan Dam is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ASWAN DAM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Aswan Dam

Aswan Dam

The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. Since the 1960s, the name commonly refers to the High Dam. Construction of the High Dam became a key objective of the Egyptian Government following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, as the ability to control floods, provide water for irrigation, and generate hydroelectricity were seen as pivotal to Egypt's industrialization. The High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of Egypt. Before the dams were built, the Nile River flooded every year during late summer, when water flowed down the valley from its East African drainage basin. These floods brought high water and natural nutrients and minerals that annually enriched the fertile soil along the floodplain and delta; this had made the Nile valley ideal for farming since ancient times. Because floods vary, in high-water years the whole crop might be wiped out, while in low-water years widespread drought and famine occasionally occurred.

Definition of Aswan Dam in the English dictionary

The definition of Aswan Dam in the dictionary is a dam on the Nile built in 1902 and twice raised; now replaced by the Aswan High Dam.

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Synonyms and antonyms of Aswan Dam in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Aswan Dam» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

阿斯旺大坝
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

presa de Asuán
570 millions of speakers

English

Aswan Dam
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

असवान बांध
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

سد أسوان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Асуанская плотина
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Barragem de Assuão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আসওয়ান বাঁধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

barrage d´Assouan
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Empangan Aswan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Assuan-Staudamm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アスワン·ハイ·ダム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아스완 댐
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dam Aswan
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

đập nước Aswan
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அஸ்வான் அணை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

असवान धरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Aswan Barajı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Diga di Assuan
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Asuan Dam
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Translator English - Ukrainian

Асуанська гребля
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Aswan Dam
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Translator English - Greek

φράγμα του Ασουάν
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Aswan Dam
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Translator English - Swedish

Assuandammen
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Aswan Dam
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ASWAN DAM»

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Dam Maintenance and Rehabilitation: Proceedings of the ...
(Egypt is a gift of the Nile River) Herodet, the great The construction of Aswan Dam began on 1960 historian, said that in the past. This is true, especially and was completed on 1971. This great dam considers after the High Aswan Dam ...
J.A. Llanos, J. Yague, F. Sanz de Ormijana, 2002
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Indirect Economic Impacts of Dams: Case Studies from India, ...
(Series 1) 100 Without the High Aswan Dam but With the Aswan Dam The Aswan Dam was built in 1902 that held 1 MCM of water which was later raised to store 4 BCM in 1933. It was electrified only in 1960 in conjunction with the building of ...
Ramesh Bhatia, 2008
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Understanding GCSE Geography
1 Imagine you are a migrant in one of the new resettlement areas. Write a letter to friends still in Jakarta who are thinking about moving too. Tell them about the advantages and disadvantages of your move. 3 a Why was the Aswan Dam ...
Ann Bowen, John Pallister, 2002
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Untitled
Q = Q ifQ < 27.5 flood season flood season flood ∑ + = s summerQ season flood Q sQ for s [flood season, summer] Figure 8.11 Energy Generation from High Aswan Dam Without the High Aswan Dam but With the Aswan Dam Without the High ...
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Culture and Customs of Egypt
The first Aswan dam was built in 1902. That is why the last dam is called the Aswan High Dam. Egypt has more than 24,860 miles of canals and waterworks. Since water is distributed to the various canals according to a rotation system, there ...
Molefi K. Asante, 2002
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New Scientist
Hence came the idea of building a high dam on the Main Nile, at 4.5 miles upstream of the present Aswan Dam, for the development and utilization of the water resources of the river to the best advantage. The project calls for the construction ...
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Eden-Eisenhower Correspondence, 1955-1957
Further haggling over terms against a background of mounting opposition in Britain and America to aid for the Aswan Dam culminated in the conclusion of Dulles and British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd, when they met for a nato meeting in ...
Anthony Eden, Peter G. Boyle, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 2006
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The Nubians of West Aswan: Village Women in the Midst of Change
One of the Aga Khans (grandfather of the present one) was buried here, and his mausoleum sits on a hillside overlooking the Nile. But for most of the twentieth century, Aswan reverted to the status of a small town. As the site of the Aswan Dam, ...
Anne M. Jennings, 1995
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Middle East Record Volume 1, 1960
According to The New York Times Abdel-Nasser wrote a letter to Khrushchev on 10 Jan which several days later brought Khrushchev's reply offering to participate in the construction of the second stage of the Aswan Dam. (NYT, 20 Jan) On the ...
Yitzhak Oron, Ed.
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Rivers of Fire: The Conflict Over Water in the Middle East
The new Aswan dam's carrying capacity was determined largely according to Hurst's calculations, assessing the Nile's discharge at an annual average of 84 billion m3. Moreover, it seems that this plan's general outline may again appear on ...
Arnon Sofer, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ASWAN DAM»

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In sign of warmer ties, Israeli official heads to Cairo for talks
... he could “go to hell,” and for being quoted in 2001 as saying that if Israel and Egypt would ever go to war Israel could bomb the Aswan Dam. «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jun 15»
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Energy crisis and its solutions
... told at the event of World Water Day that "We have only the storage of 50 days whereas Egypt has 700 days storage in Aswan Dam, China is ... «The Nation, Jun 15»
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Father's Day Thoughts On the Summer Solstice and the Minimum …
... time on this day (June 21) and no other, the Sun shone directly to the bottom of a deep well in the town of Syene (site of today's Aswan Dam). «The Weekly Standard, Jun 15»
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Kalabagh Dam a lifeline for country's future
... that “We have only the storage of 50 days whereas Egypt has 700 days storage in Aswan Dam, China is a big country of huge population has ... «The Nation, Jun 15»
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Briggs and Morgan rolls out flat fee for e-discovery
... can't do alternative fee arrangements and make projections,'” Degnan recalled. “'After all, they gave a quote when they built the Aswan dam. «Minnesota Lawyer, Jun 15»
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Of weapons programs in Iran and Israel, and the need for journalists …
This led to the West's withdrawal from previously pledged support for the building of Egypt's Aswan Dam; Nasser retaliated by nationalizing the ... «Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Jun 15»
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Egypt's Nubians push for a return to their original homeland
To the south of the dam, Lake Nasser was created and President Nasser built them new houses to the north of the Aswan Dam. The Nubians ... «The Cairo Post, Jun 15»
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Prejudice and a BBC pioneer - the amazing story of Grace …
Born Grace Nisbet in 1900, she was the child of a Scottish engineer who worked on the Mallaig railway and the Aswan Dam. After a year at ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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How to relocate giant Ancient Egyptian temples
Enter the Aswan Dam. The mid-20th century Egyptian government under General Nasser planned to construct the dam to control the ... «Mashable, May 15»
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How jet lag hurts diplomats, without them even realizing it
... U.S. economic aid to build the Aswan Dam. After a long return flight to Washington, Dulles learned that the Egyptians had bought a significant ... «Washington Post, May 15»

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