Yasser Metwally

My life…and the world

The end of the great Nile river…Damietta branch

The author: Professor Yasser Metwally


The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It is 6,853 km (4,258 miles) long. The Nile is an "international" river as its water resources are shared by eleven countries, namely, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. In particular, the Nile is the primary water source of Egypt and Sudan.
The northern section of the river flows north almost entirely through the Sudanese desert to Egypt, then ends in a large delta and empties into the Mediterranean Sea. Egyptian civilization and Sudanese kingdoms have depended on the river since ancient times. Most of the population and cities of Egypt lie along those parts of the Nile valley north of Aswan, and nearly all the cultural and historical sites of Ancient Egypt are found along riverbanks.

Slide show: The end of the great Nile riverā€¦Damietta branch where water of the Nile river empties into the Mediterranean sea

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1. Information about Damietta [Full text]

2. The Nile river [Full text]

January 10, 2015 Posted by | Modern Egyptian panorama | Leave a comment