Sing: Deck Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness, UMH 612
The Nile is the longest river in the world. It rises south of the Equator and flows northward through northeastern Africa to drain into the Mediterranean Sea. It has a length of about 4,132 miles and drains an area estimated at 1,293,000 square miles. Its basin includes parts of Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sudan, and the cultivated part of Egypt. Its most distant source is the Kagera River in Burundi.
In Egypt the Nile is the source of all life – without its water the entire country would look like the desert plateau that is never more than a few miles from the river. Southern Egypt is called Upper Egypt because it is upstream while northern Egypt, including the Delta is called Lower Egypt because it is downstream. In addition to the Valley and the Delta the Nile also divides Egypt into the Western and Eastern Deserts. Today the Nile flows through the Delta in only two principal branches, the Damietta and the Rosetta.
This has been another long day of traveling but I am so excited to be in Cairo!