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Luxor

Luxor

Al-Uqsur
City
Top: First pylon in Precinct of Amun-Re, 2nd left: Night view in Luxor Temple, 2nd right: Colossi of Memnon Statue, Middle left: Pillars of Great Hypostyle Hall ancient site, Middle right: Hatshepsut Temple in Deir el-Bchari, 4th left: Statue of Ramses ?  in Karnak Temple, 4th right: Needle Monument in Karnak Temple, Bottom: View of Pillars of Great Hypostyle Hall ancient site
Top: First pylon in Precinct of Amun-Re, 2nd left: Night view in Luxor Temple, 2nd right: Colossi of Memnon Statue, Middle left: Pillars of Great Hypostyle Hall ancient site, Middle right: Hatshepsut Temple in Deir el-Bchari, 4th left: Statue of Ramses ? in Karnak Temple, 4th right: Needle Monument in Karnak Temple, Bottom: View of Pillars of Great Hypostyle Hall ancient site
Luxor is located in Egypt
Luxor
Luxor
Location of Luxor within Egypt
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Country  Egypt
Governorate Luxor
Area
 • Total 416 km2 (161 sq mi)
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 506,588
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Postal code 85511
Area code(s) (+20) 95
Website www.luxor.gov.eg

Luxor (/'l?k.s?r/ or /'l?k.s?r/; Arabic: ? al-Uq?ur?; Egyptian Arabic: Loor  IPA: ['lo?s?o?]; Sa'idi Arabic: Log?or  ['logs?or]) is a city in Upper (southern) Egypt and the capital of Luxor Governorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate), with an area of approximately 416 square kilometres (161 sq mi). As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open-air museum", as the ruins of the temple complexes at Karnak and Luxor stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples and tombs of the West Bank Necropolis, which includes the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Thousands of tourists from all around the world arrive annually to visit these monuments, contributing greatly to the economy of the modern city.

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