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10 Interesting Nile River Facts

Wednesday, August 17th 2011. | Nature

In Egypt, the Nile to create fertile green valley in the desert. In the valley of the Nile are the world’s oldest civilizations. The ancient Egyptians lived and farmed along the Nile They plant crops for their subsistence. It is 10 interesting Nile River facts.

1. The length of the Nile around 6650 kilometers (4132 miles). It is believed to be the longest river in the world.

Nile RIver

Nile RIver

2. Located in Africa, the Nile is located in the following countries: Kenya, Eritrea, Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia.

3. The Nile has a strong history in the ancient Egyptian civilization. Most of the historical sites of Ancient Egypt are situated along the banks of the River Nile, including cities such as Luxor and Cairo.

4. In 2004, the White Nile Expedition to be the first to navigate the entire length of the Nile. The expedition started in Uganda and finishes in Rosetta, this expedition takes several months.

Nile Delta

Nile Delta

5. Nile Delta in northern Egypt where the Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea. Delta has a length of about 160 kilometers (100 miles) and spread over 240 kilometers (149 miles) of coastline.

6. About 40 million people (half of Egypt’s population) live in the Nile Delta region.

7. In 1787, the famous Rosetta stone was found in the Nile Delta in the town of Rosetta. These Ancient Egyptian artifacts play a key role in the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics.

8. Aswan High Dam was built in 1970 to help address the flooding of the Nile. Before the Aswan Dam was built, flooding is always damaging farmland community.

9. The Nile floods every year between June and September, in Egypt called this season called akhet.

Melting Snow

Melting Snow

10. Melting snow and heavy summer rains in the mountains of Ethiopia to send the water causes the banks of the River Nile in Egypt to overflow on flat desert land. Some of the above facts are facts about Nile River.

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