Nile: The Longest River in the World

Nile: The Longest River in the World

The longest river on planet, Nile is originated by three main streams, one of it is the Blue Nile, which is an aggregate of Arabic, Al-Baḥr Al-Azraq and the Amharic, Abay stream, it further masses up by the White Nile, Arabic, Al-Baḥr Al-Abyad, the main source of which flow in the Lakes of Victoria and Albert. along the third one, Atbara, which is formed by Arabic: Nahr ʿAṭbarah, in the mountains of Ethiopia.

River Nile, also known as the Baḥr Al-Nīl and for several it is the Nahr Al-Nīl river, it is the largest river of Africa and the longest river of the world as well. It origins in the south from the Equator, which flows northward into the northeast of Africa, Nile after its long journey drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is having a length of about 4,132 miles (6,650 kilometres) and the drainage area of estimated 1,293,000 square miles (3,349,000 square kilometres). Its basin of Nile includes some areas of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan, and the agricultural areas of Egypt. Kagera River in Burundi is the maximum far source of this giant river..

River Nile as being a longest river of the World See Reference Here:, is having a vast drainage area which covers almost 10 percent area of the total area in the continent. It played a vital role in developments of the ancient civilizations around this river, in the dry desert areas of ancient Egypt as well.                                                                                          

River dwelled was used initially by the people for the cultivation purpose, the Nile basin is having a limitations in north up to the Mediterranean, and the eastern side till the Red Sea Hills along the Ethiopian plateau, and the southern side reaches the Lake Victoria inside the East African hills, which is the source of the great Nile, and the western border contains watershed between the Nile, Chad river, and Congo drainage areas, that heads towards the northwest into the Marrah Mountains in Sudan, also includes the Egyptian, Al-Jilf al-Kabīr Plateau, and the few parts of Sahara Desert in Libya.

River Nile Facts

         Nile River length.

  • The Nile River is actually 6695 kilometers (4184 miles) long. With such a long lengthy physic, the Nile River is believed to be the longest river in the world.
  • It winds from Uganda to Ethiopia, flowing through the nine countries. While the Nile River is often associated with Egypt, it actually touches Ethiopia, Zaire, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan, and Egypt as well.
  • Recently a navigation team successfully followed the river from beginning to its end.

         Ancient Egyptians use the Nile River.

  • The Nile River has played an extremely important role in the civilization, life and history of the Egyptian civilizations.
  • River Nile facts is having an ability to produce extremely fertile soil, which made civilizations to develop along the banks of this river..
  • The fertile soil is created by the annual spring floods are responsible for the much fertile soil of Nile river by the overflow of it outside its banks.
  • Egyptian nation is having mostly the dry desert land and throughout most of the time, because of a very few rainfall in this region, however the River Nile has been fulfilling the water requirements in the areas from a long time.
  • This river beside the Fresh water source also provide the useful papyrus reeds, that is used for paper making and some other useful purposes as well.
  • Much exotic cities like Cairo are located at the banks of the Nile River, as the river also being used for boating and cruising to other countries having this giant river.

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