Last updated: October 18, 2017 at 2:29 am
The Nile — 6,853 km (4,258 mi) — finds its source in Lake Victoria (east central Africa) and from streams in Burundi. It drains eleven countries, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, and Egypt where it branches through one of the world’s largest river deltas before entering the Mediterranean Sea.
Despite conflicting claims by proponents of the Nile or the Amazon, most geographers have historically bestowed the title of the longest river to the Nile.
Nile River. Encyclopædia Britannica.
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