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The Nile River of Africa

Information about the Nile River, a north flowing river in northeast Africa. The main Nile River flows through Egypt but its tributaries the White Nile and the Blue Nile flow through several different countries in north and east Africa.

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Facts About Nile River
LENGTH: Approximately 4100-4300 miles long
FLOWS: North
MAIN TRIBUTARIES: White Nile, Blue Nile
CITIES: Cairo (Egypt)

White Nile River Facts
COUNTRIES: Uganda, Sudan, Egypt
SOURCE: Lake Victoria, Uganda
CITIES: Jinja (Uganda), Juba (South Sudan), Khartoum (Sudan)

Blue Nile River Facts
COUNTRIES: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zaire,
SOURCE: Lake Tana, Ethiopia

Is the Nile the Longest River in the World?
The Nile River is generally considered to be the longest river in the world, but some researchers believe the Amazon River, which is the world's largest river in terms of volume, isactually longer then the Nile. The length of each of those rivers depends on how the length is calculated and where the source is considered bto be.

Wikipedia "Nile River" Article
Article with informatio about the Nile River's course, tributaries, source, history, exploration, water sharing disputes, and crossings. Also includes a photo gallery featuring pictures of the Nile River.

Wikipedia "Nile Delta" Article
Article about the delta in Northern Egypt located at the point where the Nile River drains into the Mediterranean Sea.

Dams on the Nile
- Aswan Dam / Aswan High Dam (Egypt)
- Nalubaale Hydroelectric Power Station (Uganda)
- Roseires Dam (Sudan)
- Sennar Dam (Sudan)

See also
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