The River Nile drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is the longest river on the African continent and in the world.Know More
The headwaters of the Kagera River, known as its tributary Ruvubu, are the origination of the River Nile. From its origin, the river flows north through Africa before it enters Egypt. While many people believe that the majority of the River Nile is located in Egypt, only 22 percent of it is located there.
It is believed that Ancient Egypt would not have existed without the River Nile as it provided the moisture that crops needed to survive. The Ancient Egyptians could only grow crops in the soil that formed after the River Nile flooded each year.Learn more about Bodies of Water
The Nile River's most distant source is the Kagera River in Burundi and it empties into the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt. The Nile River is considered the longest river in the world at about 4,180 miles or 6,695 kilometers.Full Answer >
The Nile River, one of the longest river systems in the world, begins with six cataracts that flow into a narrow valley-river section, then spreads out into the marshy Nile Delta near the Mediterranean Sea. Up to 90 percent of Egyptians live in the narrow, fertile Nile Valley.Full Answer >
The Jordan River flows into the Dead Sea. It flows south from the mountainous area where Israel, Lebanon and Syria meet and also passes through the Sea of Galilee.Full Answer >
The Nile River is important because it provides Egypt with irrigation, hydroelectric power, a steady water supply and rich soil. It was the lifeblood of ancient Egyptian transport, commerce and agriculture, and remains crucial for sustaining life in the barren deserts of Egypt today. At over 4,000 miles long, it is the longest river in the world.Full Answer >