Luxor ([الأقصر Al Aqṣur] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a ceety in Upper (soothren) Egyp an the caipital o Luxor Govrenorate. The population numbers 487,896 (2010 estimate),[1] wi an aurie o approximately 416 square kilometres (161 sq mi).[2] As the site o the Auncient Egyptian ceety o Thebes, Luxor haes frequently been characterized as the "warld's greatest open air museum", as the ruins o the temple complexes at Karnak an Luxor stand athin the modren ceety. Immediately opposite, athort the River Nile, lie the monuments, temples an tombs on the Wast Bank Necropolis, which include the Valley o the Keengs an Valley o the Queens. Thoosans o internaitional tourists arrive annually tae visit these monuments, contributin a muckle pairt towards the economy for the modren ceety.

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  1. World Gazetteer - Egypt: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population (retrieved 2010-7-27)
  2. "". Archived frae the original on 9 Juin 2007. Retrieved 31 Januar 2011.

Coordinates: 25°41′48″N 32°38′40″E / 25.6967°N 32.6444°E / 25.6967; 32.6444