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The Nile River

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The Nile River


The Nile river stretches thousands of miles fromm Northern Africa on south, across deserts and through Cairo Egypt, providing a life giving source of sustenance to a plethora of ecosystems. It is listed as the single longest river in the world, with two main tributaries adding to its beauty and size, the White and Blue Nile. The Blue Nile provides most of the river its water and mass, with its life giving soil, while the white tributary is the longer of the two. The majority of the populated areas, minus a few coastal cities are built upon the banks of the northern section of this river. The entire country of Egypt itself has depended on the Nile river for its existence since ancient times. Flowing northward, it ends in a delta that empties out into the Mediterranean sea. Read the full story

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Cairo’s Urban Glory

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Cairo’s Urban Glory


Cairo, Egypt is the largest city in the whole of Egypt. Not only that, but it is also the largest population city in both Northern Africa, the whole of Africa, and the entire Arab world. It is the most populace Egyptian city, and as such also has it up on the list of most populated cities world wide at almost seven million. Up until the early part of the last millennium, Cairo itself wasn’t the seat of Egyptian government, until the Fatimid Caliphate built the city to house their leader. Cairo is also the heart of the nation, and a epicenter for much Arabic lifestyle and culture. It possesses the largest music scene and movie production life out of anywhere in the region, and as such is sometimes called “Hollywood” for the Middle Eastern citizens. Read the full story

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The Suez Canal


The Suez canal is a canal in the north connecting Port Said, and Suez, allowing travel and water passage between Europe and Asia. This avoids having to go all the way around Africa, thereby saving months of travel and expenses. Its around 120 miles long, yet at its deepest it is only 60 feet. The operation is under the control entirely of the Egyptian canal authority. The passing through here has proven useful and beneficial, connecting the Mediterranean sea to the Red sea and its northern connection at Suez. Read the full story

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