Facts Of River Nile
The length of the River Nile is approximately 6650
kilometres (4132 miles).It is believe to be the longest river
in the world.
The River Nile played an important role in shaping the
lives and society of Ancient Egypt. The Nile provided the
Ancient Egyptians with food, transportation, building
materials, and more.
Where is River Nile located?
The River Nile is located in Africa,the River Nile lies in the
Rwanda,Egypt,Sudan,Ethiopia and leads into the lake
What animals live in River Nile?
There are quite a number of animals that live in or around
the environs of the Nile River. Most of the animals that
live in the river are reptiles. Some of the animals include
frogs, fish, snakes, crocodiles, hippos and water birds like
herons and cranes.
How old is the River Nile?
Geologist believe that the river Nile was formed sometime
in the Tertiary period. This means that it was formed
around 35 million years ago.
The Nile River was formed from the White Nile and the
Blue Nile. They are not real sure the specifics on exactly
how it was formed. It is believed that stand and running
River Nile Source
The Nile River emerges from its major tributaries, the White
Nile and Blue Nile which merge to form the river Nile
near Khartoum, Sudan, at a place known as 'al-Mogran'.
River Nile is a major north-flowing river in north-eastern
Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the
world, it is 6,650 km (4,130 miles) long.
According to materials published by the Ethiopian Central Statistical
Agency, the Blue Nile has a total length of 1,450 kilometres (900 mi), of
which 800 km (500 mi) are inside Ethiopia. The Blue Nile flows generally
south from Lake Tana and then west across Ethiopia and northwest into
Sudan. Within 30 kilometres (19 miles) of its source at Lake Tana, the
river enters a canyon about 400 kilometres (250 miles) long. This gorge is
a tremendous obstacle for travel and communication from the north half
of Ethiopia to the southern half. The power of the Blue Nile may best be
appreciated at Tis Issat Falls, which are 45 metres (148 ft) high, located
about 40 kilometres (25 miles) downstream of Lake Tana.
The Kagera River, which flows into Lake Victoria near the Tanzanian town of
Bukoba, is the longest feeder river for Lake Victoria, although sources do not
agree on which is the longest tributary of the Kagera and hence the most distant
source of the Nile itself.
The source of the Nile can be considered to be either the Ruvyironza, which
emerges in Bururi Province, Burundi, or the Nyabarongo, which flows from
Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda. The two feeder rivers meet near Rusumo Falls on
the Rwanda-Tanzania border.
The falls are notable because of an event on 28–29 April 1994, when 250,000
Rwandans crossed the bridge at Rusumo Falls into Ngara, Tanzania in 24 hours,
in what the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees called "the largest
and fastest refugee exodus in modern times". The Kagera forms part of the
Rwanda–Tanzania and Tanzania–Uganda borders before flowing into Lake
The Nile’s two major tributaries, the White Nile and the
Blue Nile, meet at Khartoum, Sudan.
Egypt’s population has depended up the Nile for thousands
of years. Most of Egypt’s population and settlements lie
along the banks of the Nile.
The Ancient Egyptians called the Nile, the Great River.
It is the longest river in the world.
The drainage basin of the Nile covers about one tenth of all
In 1970 the Aswan Dam was built to generate hydroelectric
power and to control the flow of water for irrigation. It
has had a significant impact on agricultural practices and
has led to flooding and loss of sediment deposits (relied
upon by the Ancient Egyptians to make the fields fertile
during the summer floods).
Some of the largest settlements on the banks of the Nile are:
Cairo, Khartoum, Aswan and Luxor.
The Nile River is bridged in many places
The northern section of the river flows mainly through an
area of desert.
By Nuthapong and Evan