10 Facts About The Nile

1. The Nile flows through Cairo, here contrasting ancient customs of daily life with the modern city of today.

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2. The 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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3. The Nile is the area's natural navigation channel, giving access to Khartoum and Sudan by steamer.

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

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

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

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

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

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9. The White The 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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10. The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is the longest river in the world, though some sources cite the Amazon River as the longest.

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