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ALL ABOUT THE RIVER NILE
INTRODUCTION

The River Nile
The River Nile is about 6,670 km (4,160 miles) in
   length and is the longest river in Africa and in the
   world. Although it is generally associated with
   Egypt, only 22% of the Nile’s course runs through
   Egypt.
In Egypt, the River Nile creates a fertile green
   valley across the desert. It was by the banks of
   the river that one of the oldest civilizations in the
   world began. The ancient Egyptians lived and
   farmed along the Nile, using the soil to produce
   food for themselves and their animals.
    Who Discovered River Nile
The Nile River wasn't discovered but it was
found by ancient Egyptians many years
ago the -the ancient Egyptian- were living
in the Eastern desert in Egypt where there
was water because it was the rainy time
but by time this water was gone so they
had to travel searching for water and when
they found the Nile they found it pure so
they settled along it and made their new
life and civilization
     WHERE IS RIVER NILE?
Where is the River Nile?

The River Nile is in Africa. It originates in
Burundi, south of the equator, and flows
northward through northeastern Africa,
eventually flowing through Egypt and finally
draining into the Mediterranean Sea.
WHERE IS THE SOURCE OF RIVER
NILE?
  Where is the source of the Nile?
  The Ruvyironza River of Burundi is
    regarded as the true and ultimate
    source of the Nile. The Ruvyironza is
    one of the upper branches of the
    Kagera River, which follows the
    Rwanda-Tanzania and Uganda-
    Tanzania borders into Lake Victoria.
  The source of the Nile is sometimes
    considered to be Lake Victoria, but the
    lake itself has feeder rivers of
    considerable size like the Kagera River.
  Tributaries
What are the two main rivers that flow into the
  River Nile?
The River Nile is formed from the White Nile,
  which originates at Lake Victoria and the
  Blue Nile, which originates at Lake Tana in
  Ethiopia. These rivers meet in Sudan and
  then go on their long journey northwards
  towards the sea.
The White Nile is a lot bigger than the Blue
  Nile, but because of losses along the way
  the it only contributes about 15% to the flow
  of the combined Nile. The Blue Nile, rising in
  Ethiopia, contributes about 85% to the flow
  of the Nile that passes through Egypt to the
  Mediterranean.
Wildlife IN THE RIVER NILE
   Facts About River NILE
.The Nile River is the longest river in the world.
.The largest source of the Nile is Lake Victoria.
.The Nile has a length of about 6,695 kilometres (4,160
   miles).
.Its average discharge is 3.1 million litres (680,000
    gallons) per second.
.The Nile basin is huge and includes parts of Tanzania,
   Burundi, Rwanda, Congo (Kinshasa), Kenya.
.The name Nile comes from the Greek “neilos”, which
   means valley.
.The Ancient Egyptians called the river Ar or Aur (black)
   because of the colour of the sediment left after the
   river’s annual flood.
  MORE FACTS
The river Nile, is the longest river in the
world.
Every year the Nile flooded, at almost
exactly the same time of year, 15th July.
In Aswan it would rise about 10 metres
while in Delta it was much less.
Apart from supplying water to the
Egyptians, the Nile was most important
because it covered the sandy fields in thick
mud in which Egyptians grew their food.
They called this the Black Land with the
barren desert further beyond known as the
Red Land.
The Nile was both the Egyptians friend and
foe. If it rose too much it would sweep
away their houses, and destroy their crops
reducing the amount of food left to feed
everyone.

				
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