The Nile is the longest river in the world. The length of this river is about 4,135 miles (6650 km). It is located in Africa and runs through ten countries, more than any other river in the world.
Though the Nile is mainly associated with Egypt, only about 1/5th of the river runs through this country. Originating in Burundi, it flows towards Northeastern Africa, then through Egypt and finally drains into the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile flows through various African countries such as Burundi, Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Eritrea, and Kenya.
There are two major tributaries of the river Nile: the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The White Nile originates at Lake Victoria in Uganda and is larger than the Blue Nile. The Blue Nile starts from Lake Tana in Ethiopia. Both tributaries of the Nile meet in Sudan and flow northwards. Egypt is often known as the gift of the Nile as most of the cities in Egypt are located near it.
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