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Why does the Nile flow north?

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July 28, 2014 8:15PM

Like any other river, it flows downhill. Upper Egypt (south) has

very high elevation and the Nile starts in Ethiopia which also has

high elevation. The Nile flows down the river into Lower Egypt

(north) and into the Mediterranean Sea. To be precise, the Nile

starts in Burundi where its headwaters drains North through Rwanda,

the Kagera river on the border of Rwanda-Tanzania and Tanzania

Uganda, and into Lake Nyanza (a.k.a Victoria) which drains intop

the Nile in Uganda


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