- The Nile (النيل, , Ancient Egyptian iteru or Ḥ'pī, Coptic piaro or phiaro)
is a major north-flowing river in Africa, generally regarded as the second
longest river in the world.
- Important river in Egypt
- Nile: the world's longest river (4150 miles); flows northward through
eastern Africa into the Mediterranean; the Nile River valley in Egypt was the
site of the world's first great civilization
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- Used in discussing the significance of something that is the case
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is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array
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Nile at El-Minya, Egypt
The Nile is a beautiful river all along its
course. This is what it looks like at El-Minya, about 230 km south of Cairo. But
I probably took this picture more because of the birds flying in "V" formation
than for the scenery itself. When I took the picture, I wondered why there were
Canada Geese in this area, so far from home. In fact, there are Canada Geese in
Europe that probably migrate south just like they do in North America. But I
also found out that other migratory birds also fly in "V" formation including
other types of geese, ducks, swans, pelicans and cranes. And if you look at this
picture in its original size, the birds don't look quite like Canada Geese or
any other kind of geese, for that matter. It's hard to tell, but I think I see
necks that are longer than goose necks, and I think I even see long legs. If I
was betting, I would put my money on a flock of cranes in this case. Anybody
else care to venture an opinion?
The majestic Nile
A few facts about the Nile: it is regarded as
the longest river in the world, with 6,650 km, it runs through 11 countries:
Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania,
Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Egypt. It drains a basin of 3.4 million
square kilometres, or about three and a half times the size of Ontario.