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The Nile River, The Nest River In The World

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Nile River is the longest river in the world. It flows 6,650 kilometers through nine countries, which are Egypt, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Zaire. The White Nile from equatorial Africa and the Blue Nile from the Abyssinian highlands are two major sources of the river.

The river name ‘Nile’ is come from Greek Neilos, which come from the word “river valley”. The word ‘Nile’, in ancient Egyptian language, has meaning ‘great river’ (2009). Nile has a long history with many establishments in BCE. Nile River Valley first inhabited in 6000BCE, and by c.3150 BCE, it became the world’s first recognizable nation state (Joshua J. Mark, 2009). By 520 BCE, a canal was built up by Persia to link the Red Sea and Nile
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As Nile is the world’s longest river, it is a historical witness with many legend and myths in thousand years. The report will also explain about the role of it to Egyptian life and source of their religion because Nile has played an important role to Egypt Civilization. In addition, it will analyse the impact of tourism to Nile’s environment and provide the efforts to protect…show more content…
The role of the Nile in Egyptian life

Half of population in Egypt lives around Nile Delta (rivernile.info). Nile River was the most important roadway in Egypt. All of transport activities were on the river. That’s why it was a main trading way in the past. People looked for customers for trade such as food, gold, papyrus, etc. by sailing along the river. Egyptian used the river to travel across countries, and mostly from the Eastern or Western Desserts.

Agriculture is Egypt’s economic main source of economy. In 7000 years ago, Egyptian used the water from Nile for every single agricultural activity (Danielle Alli). Agricultural activity, for instance, Egyptian have an advantage in planting as the flood pattern of Nile River is predictable (en.wikipedia.org).

Animal is a part of Egyptian life. Nile River has provided lives to many animals, such as crocodiles, mosquitoes, hippopotamus, soft shelled turtles, etc. Nile crocodiles are the most dangerous animal as 200 people are killed annually. They grow up to 20 feet long and speed up to 30 miles on land an hour (The Abundance of Dangers, n.d). Hippopotamus is another dangerous giant animal that lives in Nile River. They are responsible for many boat attacks more than lion and kill people by turn them upside down (Hoyt, 2008). Beside, visitors and natives are warned of snakes at Nile. There are more than ten different types of venomous snakes, including Egyptian Cobra (The Abundance of Dangers,
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