Nile River from Lake Nasser to Nile Delta, Egypt30.0N 31.2E
The Nile River flows northward from Lake Nasser on the Sudan-Egypt border towards the bottom of this image, to the Nile Delta, the delta formed in Northern Egypt where the Nile spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the world’s largest river deltas—from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers 240 km of Mediterranean coastline—and is a rich agricultural region. Numerous towns can be observed throughout the region as tan dots across the green terrain. From north to south the delta is approximately 160 km in length. The Delta begins slightly down-river from Cairo, which is only partially visible at the stem of the delta due to cloud cover.