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Where is the Nile River located?

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The Nile River is located in the continent of Africa, and it flows through the countries of Ethiopia, Uganda, Egypt, Burundi and Sudan. The Nile River is the longest river in the world, at 4,160 miles, or 6,670 kilometers.

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Where is the Nile River located?
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The areas near the Nile were home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. The river creates a valley through the desert, which allowed ancient Egyptians to live and farm there. The source of the Nile River is considered to be Lake Victoria, which is the biggest lake in Africa. The mouth of the river is located in Egypt, and it flows into the Mediterranean Sea.


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