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The Nile

What is the Nile? And why I chose this river?

The Nile is the longest river in the world. The river is 4,132 miles long. It runs through ten countries: Egypt, Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, Congo, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, as shown in shown in fig (.1). I chose the Nile River because from where I come from, the Nile has played a big role in our lives in the past and still does, since it's the main source of water for whole countries. The sources of the river Nile are the Ethiopian highlands and Lake Victoria in Uganda.

Fig (.1)

The Nile River is the most important river in Africa. For some countries such as Egypt, the Nile is the only fresh water source that supplies the whole country with enough water for farming and drinking since countries in Africa depend more on farming due to the amounts of people living in non-urban places.

In ancient times the Egyptians used the yearly flood of the Nile for farming. They would predict time and place of the flood each year. When the river floods it brings in substances such as rich silt deposit. This makes the soil around more fertile for many different crops able to feed even cities.

Nile river impact on humans-advantages, disadvantage

Some Advantages- the Nile River acts as an irrigation source for watering crops and it's a very useful source for navigation when lost. The Nile River helped in transportation for civilizations to interact with each other and trade goods e.g. food, gold, resources or medicine. The Nile River also provides food such as Fish.

Disadvantage- the Nile river might over flow and destroy the nature around it and homes. In ancient Egypt before the dam was...