8 Facts About River Nile

1. The River Nile supports much of the population living along its banks, enabling Egyptians to live in otherwise inhospitable regions of the Sahara.

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2. The River Nile was an important part of ancient Egyptian spiritual life.

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3. The River Nile was a convenient and efficient means of transportation for people and goods.

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4. The River Nile was much longer at that time, with its furthest headwaters in northern Zambia.

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5. The Blue River Nile flows about 1,400 kilometres to Khartoum, where the Blue Nile and White Nile join to form the Nile.

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6. The Blue River Nile begins at Lake Tana in Ethiopia and flows into Sudan from the southeast.

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7. The White River Nile is longer and rises in the Great Lakes region of central Africa, with the most distant source still undetermined but located in either Rwanda or Burundi.

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8. In particular, the River Nile is the primary water source of Egypt and Sudan.

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