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Luxor

الأقصر
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Luxor Temple
Ramses II Abu Haggag Mosque
Crocodile Island Resort Feluccas on the Nile
From top, left to right:
Luxor Temple, Ramses II, Abu Haggag Mosque, Crocodile Island Resort, feluccas on the Nile
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Nickname(s): 
City of Palaces
Country  Egypt
Governorate Luxor
Area
 • Total 416 km2 (161 sq mi)
Elevation
76 m (249 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total 506,588
 • Demonym
Luxorian
Time zone UTC+02:00 (EET)
Area code(s) (+20) 95
Official name: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Type: Cultural
Criteria: i, iii, vi
Designated: 1979 (3rd session)
Reference #: 87
Region: Egyptian Governorates, Northern Africa, African Union

Luxor (Arabic: الأقصر‎‎‎) is a city in Upper Egypt. In 2012, about 506,588 people lived there. 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, 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

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