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Where Is The Nile River Located? (Answer)

NILE RIVER – In this topic, we will now know the location of the longest river in Africa known as the Nile River.

NILE RIVER
Image from: Britannica

The river stretches way up to 4, 130 miles or 6,650 kilometers and is usually associated with Egypt since this is where the country’s civilization began.

It is called Ḥ’pī or Iteru, which is ancient Egyptian for “river”. Its name Nile, as well as en-Nîl and an-Nîl is derived from the Latin term Nilus and the Ancient Greek neîlos, which means “river valley”.

Albeit it’s association with the country, this body of water connects through 11 countries:

  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Kenya
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • South Sudan
  • Republic of Sudan
  • Egypt

The river is also home to a two day celebration called Wafaa an-Nil, where they celebrate the flooding of the river way back in ancient times.

The flood leaves rich and fertile soil which Egyptians use to grow crops for food. It is also mysterious for both Egyltians and Greeks since it flows from the south to north and floods at the warmest time of year.

Location

It is a north-flowing river in the northeastern Africa in the African continent and stretches over the aforementioned 11 countries.

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