'the nile river - The Nile is the great river of northeast...

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The Nile is the great river of northeast Africa. It begins in well-watered regions near the equator and flows northward across the terrible Sahara Desert before it empties into the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It is 6825 km or 4100 miles long and is the longest river on earth. Only the Amazon River of South America rivals the length ofthe Nile. Both the source of the White Nile in Equatorial Africa and its mouth on the southern shore of the Mediterranean Sea lie within one degree of longitude. It crosses 35 degrees of latitude, a distance comparable to the width of the continental United States, and flows across regions which differ more from each other than lands drained by any other river. Some think that the Nile is the most important river in the world. It certainly touches us with its history and mystery, and its significance is not limited to the past. There is little doubt that success or failure in managing its precious waters will spell success or disaster for the peaceful development of north Africa in the 21st century. Egypt is and was the
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course PHYS1443LO PHYS1443LO taught by Professor Phys1443lopez during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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