Little-Known Secrets of the River Nile

Fredrick Ngugi Jul 13, 2016 at 08:30am

July 13, 2016 at 08:30 am | Uncategorized

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

July 13, 2016 at 08:30 am | Uncategorized

Great Bend

Satellite images of the Great Bend of the Nile. NASA Earth Observatory

The Great Bend
As it flows north through the Sahara Desert, the Nile makes a massive bend to the southwest, between the Nile delta in the north and the Sudanese border in the south, wandering across the desert for about 200 miles before resuming its northward flow. Apart from supporting agriculture along its banks, the River Nile serves as an important means of transport along its stretch, especially during floods.

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