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Lake Nassar

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(Redirected from Lake Nubia)

Lake Nasser (Arabic: بحيرة ناصر‎) is a vast reservoir in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. It is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. Strictly, "Lake Nasser" refers only to the much larger portion of the lake that is in Egyptian territory (83% of the total), with the Sudanese preferring to call their smaller body of water Lake Nubia (Egyptian Arabic: بحيرة نوبية).

The lake is 550 km long and 35 km across at its widest point which is near the Tropic of Cancer. It was created as a result of the construction of the Aswan High Dam across the waters of the Nile between 1958 and 1971.

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