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                                                Nile River Facts

The Nile River is the longest river in the entire world with a length of approximately 6650 kilometers. The term Nile has been derived from the Greek word Neilos that means a river valley. This river flows through different countries including Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Congo, Egypt, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, and Eritrea. It flows from the high mountains in the middle regions of Africa north to the Nile Delta. Approximately 40 million people live in the Nile Delta region. In 1970, the Aswan Dam was built to help regulate the flood of the river.

Fast Facts: –

  • The Nile River has two major tributaries which are the White Nile and the Blue Nile.
  • The White Nile is longer but contributes only about 15% for the entire flow of the river.
  • The land is environment-friendly on either side of the Nile River.
  • In ancient Egypt, this river was the easiest and quickest way to travel from one place to another.
  • The average water discharge of the river per second is about 680,000 gallons.
  • Nile splits into two branches near the Mediterranean Sea which are the Rosetta Branch and the Damietta Branch.
  • Various animals live close by the river including Nile monitors, Nile crocodiles, hippopotamus frogs etc.
  • The major dams within the Nile River are Aswan High Dam, Sennar Dam, Owen Drops Dam, Roseires Dam etc.
  • Sometimes Nile River is also referred to as the father of African Rivers.
  • The main cities located on the edge of the Nile are Aswan, Khartoum, Gondokoro, Karnack, Luxor etc.


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