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In northeastern Africa, the Nile is a significant north-flowing river. It joins the Mediterranean Sea in its flow. Although research suggests that the Amazon River is slightly longer than the Nile, the Nile is Africa’s longest river and has historically been regarded as the longest river in the world. Of the world’s significant streams, the Nile is one of the littlest, as estimated by yearly stream in cubic meters of water.

Its drainage basin encompasses eleven nations and is approximately 6,650 kilometers (4,130 miles) long: Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Republic of the Sudan, Egypt, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Egypt, Sudan, and South Sudan all rely heavily on the Nile for their water needs, and it is also a significant economic river that supports fishing and agriculture.

The White Nile and the Blue Nile are the Nile’s two primary tributaries. Traditionally, the White Nile has been regarded as the headwaters stream. However, the Blue Nile, which contains 80% of the water and silt of the Nile downstream, is the source of the majority of that water.

The Great Lakes region is where the White Nile grows, making it longer. It flows through Uganda and South Sudan from Lake Victoria. The Blue Nile starts at Lake Tana in Ethiopia and streams into Sudan from the southeast. At Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, the two rivers meet.