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Nile River, Egypt - D700 I 518 | by The roadtracker - 一步天涯
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Nile River, Egypt - D700 I 518

The night view of Cairo city from the cruise boat

along Nile River. Egypt.


Nile River flowing through Egypt and Sudan, which has its sources in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Burundi. The Nile, as defined starting with the Kyaka river in Burundi, is 6,671 km long, and has a surface area of a total of 3,350,000 km² (5 times the area of France). The discharge is around 3,1 million litres per second.

The ancient name of the Nile, was Iteru. The annual flood in June was personified by the God, Hapy, who was associated with fertility and regeneration.

About 1550 km of the Nile is in Egypt.


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Taken on September 18, 2009