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Where does the Nile River begin and end?

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The Nile River begins at the equator and ends at the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile flows through Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zaire, the Sahara Desert, Kenya, Tanzania, Eritrea, Burundi and Rwanda. The Nile River is the longest river in the world.

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Where does the Nile River begin and end?
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The Nile River is often associated with Egypt. Of its entire length, however, only 22 percent is in the country of Egypt. The entire length of the river stretches about 4,160 miles from the beginning to the end. The Nile River has two tributaries. The White Nile starts at Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile starts at Lake Tana. The two tributaries merge in Sudan.

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