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Nile River Valley and Delta, Egypt – July 3rd, 2011

30.0N 31.2E

July 3rd, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Egypt - June 21st, 2011

The Nile River Valley appears as a thick, fertile green band on either side of the Nile River as it flows northward towards the triangular Nile Delta, in Egypt.

In the full image, cities and towns across the delta region appear as tan circles, with Cairo visible as a larger grey patch at the stem of the delta.

To the east, across the Sinai Peninsula, the Dead Sea can be seen as well. In the full image, the upper half appears mostly blue in color, while the bottom half is divided by dikes that give it a green, striated pattern.

 

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