As observed on the physical map above egypt is largely covered by desert with the nile river running south to north through the middle of the eastern half of the country to drain into the mediterranean sea. Here s a map of the nile river the blue and white nile are marked in their respective colors.
The name nile is derived from the greek neilos latin.
Africa physical map nile river. Physical map of egypt print map. A map of the nile river in egypt satelite images. The transcontinental country of egypt covers an area of 1 010 408 sq.
The longest river flowing through the continent of africa is the nile river. Historically the nile has been used in irrigation farming and transportation for thousands of years from the beginning of egyptian civilization. The blue nile s spring is lake tana in the highlands of ethiopia the white nile springs from lake victoria.
The fact that the nile unlike other great rivers known to them flowed from the south northward and was in flood at the warmest time of. Part of the reason the african continent has so many interesting. It flows from two principal sources in equatorial africa that join at khartoum sudan and continues north through sudan and egypt emptying into the mediterranean sea.
At 4 132 mi 6 650 km long the nile river is the longest river in the world. An interactive map of the nile delta. Physical map of africa with rivers mountains and deserts blank physical map of africa with rivers mountain and desert list of rivers in africa map by length.
The continent of africa is known for its iconic landscapes including rain forests deserts mountains rivers and savannas. Physical features map quiz game. Nile the river in uganda location countries egypt sudan south sudan ethiopia uganda congo kenya tanzania rwanda burundi major cities jinja juba khartoum cairo physical characteristics source white nile location burundi or rwanda coordinates elevation 2 400 m 7 900 ft 2nd source blue nile location lake tana ethiopia coordinates 12 02 09 n 037 15 53 e.
18 4500 n 33 3833 e. The nile river for example is considered to be the longest river in the world and mount kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in africa at over 4 900 meters. The nile river is the longest river in the world.
6 650 km 4 132mi coordinates. Nilus which probably originated from the semitic root naḥal meaning a valley or a river valley and hence by an extension of the meaning a river.