FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT THE RIVER NILE

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The Nile river is generally refered to as the longest river in the world.

It is located in north eastern africa.

It covers a lenght of 6,853 km.

Its primary water source is Egypt and Sudan But Its water resources are shared by additional nine countries, namely, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan.

The Nile river is confluent in two..the White Nile and the blue Nile.

The White Nile is the primary stream of the Nile. It is longer and flows north through Tanzania, Lake Victoria, Uganda and South Sudan.

The Blue Nile, however, is the source of most of the Nile water and silt. The Blue Nile begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia and flows into Sudan from the southeast. The two rivers meet near the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

The Nile River finally spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea to form the Nile Delta. It is of the world’s largest river delta covering 240 kilometres of the Mediterranean coastline.

Since ancient times, the Egyptians and Sudanese have depended on the Nile river. Especially egypt, most of Its  population, cities, cultural and historical sites lie relatively along the Nile river.

Everyday there are numerous luxury cruisers, and traditional Egyptian sailing boats travelling up and down the Nile transporting tourists to various locations.

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The river Nile filled with cruise and sailing boats

The Nile river is home to various sea ports. Principal nile  river ports Includes Aswan in Egypt and Juba in Sudan of Which there are lots of commercial and shipping activities.

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