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The verdant island of Elephantine is the great island in Aswan. It has 1,500m long and 500m wide. In the northern part of the island there was an ancient city-fortress of Aswan. It is also famous with its luxuriant growth of palms, known in Arabic as Geziret Aswan or El-Gesira ("the Island").
It can be reached by boat (preferably a felucca) in a few minutes. It is one of Aswan's principal tourist attractions, and because it has quiet idyllic charm.
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