city in Egypt
Station Street.
Sailboats on the Nile
Flag of Luxor

Luxor (Arabic: الأقصر‎‎‎) is a city in Upper Egypt. In 2012, about 506,588 people lived there.[1] 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,[2] 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


  1. "World Gazetteer - Egypt: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. (retrieved 2010-7-27)
  2. "Luxor, Egypt".

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