Interesting facts about the Nile River

The Nile is a great river, on the banks of which entire civilizations were born and flourished. No wonder the ancient Egyptians deified the Nile and considered it the source of all life, because its shores are the only oasis of life in the desert lands. The Nile is huge, majestic and unspeakably beautiful.

Egyptian civilization without the Nile would not have arisen at all. Only the floods of the Nile, causing a fertile layer of silt on the adjacent land, make them suitable for farming.

For a long time, the Nile was considered the longest river in the world, but more accurate measurements showed that the longest river is the Amazon, only a little longer than the Nile.

The Nile River flows through the territory of ten countries.

The source of the Nile is in the territory of the country of Rwanda.

The Nile is the deepest, the widest and longest river in the whole African continent.

While building their famous pyramids, ancient Egyptians fused stone blocks along the Nile with rafts and galleys.

On the banks of the Nile and to this day, many crocodiles live, which are not against eating a zazyvavshimsya tourist.

Nile, like the largest Russian river, the Ob, flows not from north to south, but from south to north.

The Nile has not always been a navigable river – dangerous rapids for ships have disappeared underwater only after the construction of a reservoir of artificial lake Nasser, since this operation increased the level of the Nile in some places.

In the waters of the Nile, there is a Nile perch, which can reach a weight of 140 kg.

Swim in the waters of the Nile is not worth it – the waters of this river are pretty polluted, as in the territories of many countries, over which the Nile flows, a variety of wastes are discharged into the river.