Lake Victoria is the primary source of the Nile, which is located on the border between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and the Nile River is the longest river in the world as it travels a distance of at least 6600 km, from south to north, through the eastern parts of the continent of Africa,
follow us in this article where we give you the direction of the Nile River and some important information about it.
Direction of the Nile River
- The flow of the Nile River from Jinja in Uganda begins on the shores of Lake Victoria.
- It then flows northwards, through Ripon Falls to reach Lake Kyoga.
- It then heads towards the west side, employing into Lake Albert.
- This leads to the mixing of the Nile, with the water of the lake, to form the so-called Nile Albert,
which flows in a northerly direction to South Sudan, and from there to Juba, and is called the Mountain River.
- The Ring area is the entrance to the White Nile to Sudan, from where it heads to the Sudanese capital Khartoum,
where both the White Nile and the Blue Nile flowing from Ethiopia meet.
- The White and Blue Nile then run together, through Sudan and Egypt until it reaches Cairo.
- There the Nile is divided into two branches, the Damietta branch and the Rashid branch, among which is the Nile Delta.
- The Mediterranean Sea is the final estuary of the Nile.
The importance of the Nile River
- The Nile River provides water to vast swathes of the territory of the continent of Africa.
- It benefits nearly 4 million people, of the people living on its banks.
- Most of Egypt’s population is centered around its banks and is a source of life for many of them.
- The abundant water supplied by the Nile River has helped the surrounding areas to thrive agriculture.
- The fish wealth it provides is a great source of livelihood for many people engaged in fishing.
- What the Nile River offers to agriculture and industry is reviving the economy of the country on its banks.
- The Nile River Basin includes parts of ten African countries:
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- South Sudan.