Luxor Travel Guide, Egypt
The city of Luxor is located in the southern section of Egypt which is also famous as the Upper Egypt. This city is also the capital for the Governorate of Luxor thus increasing its political as well as economical importance. In this Luxor Travel Guide we will list some of the facts related with this city that you must be well aware of if you are planning to visit this city.
Luxor Travel Guide - Economy
Like most of the Egyptian cities even the city of Luxor enjoys the huge inflow of tourists thus making the tourism industry as the most important industry in this city. Huge numbers of tourists visit this city from around the planet so as to enjoy the sight of various historical monuments which are located in around this city. Other then tourism the city also excels in sugarcane industry which gives job to many of the locals of this city.
Luxor Travel Guide - Demographics
As per the census of year 1999 the city of Luxor had the population of around 376000 inhabitants and the area of stretch for this city is around 416 kilometer square. This huge size is the reason why you will find the city not heavily crowded thus giving you the peace of mind which many metro cities might not have. The population density for Luxor is around 900 locals per kilometer square.
Luxor Travel Guide - Transport Facilities
It was the year 1998 when a huge bridge was constructed which connected the West Bank to the East Bank thus linking Luxor with most neighboring major cities. The city also has its own international airport which is located around 6 kilometers from the center of the city. Statistics reflect that around 2 million passengers used this airport in the year 2007. It is located in the proximity of Valley of Kings and River Nile thus increasing its importance by many folds.
The city also has a railroad service for those who want to travel alongside the River Nile. This railroad connects the city with many major neighboring cities like Aswan (on the south) and Cairo (on the north). The railway station is situated around 400 miles from the famous Luxor Temple.
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Luxor is one of the oldest cities in the world, with over 7000 years old. It is situated on the border of the river Nil in the center of Egypt, in a fertile area, on the place of the huge capital of the New Empire, it is the city with 100 gates of Homer. The city has only 70 000 inhabitants, but...
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