The Nile is the world’s largest river. Name of this river is derived from the Greek word ‘Neilos” which means valley. This river is located in Africa and flows in Kenya, Eritrea, Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. The length of this river is approximately 4,135 miles. The Nile Delta is in Northern Egypt and around 40 million people live in the Nile Delta region.
Fast facts: –
- There are two branches of the Nile River, the White Nile and the Blue Nile.
- Two major resources of the river are Lake Victoria and Lake Tana which feed the White Nile and the Blue Nile branch respectively.
- This river flows in to the Mediterranean Sea.
- The average discharge of this river is more than 685,000 gallons per second.
- First of all, the White Nile Expedition navigated the entire length of the Nile River in 2004.
- This river originates in Burundi.
- Ripon falls are thought to be the opening of Nile River.
- The area of Nile River is called Black Land.
- Flood can be controlled in the Nile River after constructing the Aswan High Dam in 1970.
- The Nile River has been a major source of water, food and travelling for Egyptians.
- June and September are the months of flood in the river. Egyptians call this season Akhet.
- Hapi was the Nile god.