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The Nile River Between the Nubian and Bayuda Deserts, Sudan

15.5N 32.5E

November 6th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Sudan - September 24th, 2009

Sudan - September 24th, 2009

The Nile River makes its way northeast through Sudan, towards Egypt. In the upper part of the image, it curves around and southwards before resuming its northward trajectory.

This curve separates two regions of desert: the Nubian Desert and the Bayuda Desert. Thee area above is part of the former, while the terrain below belongs to the latter.

The Nubian Desert is in the eastern region of the Sahara Desert, spanning 50,000 kmĀ² of northeastern Sudan between the Nile and the Red Sea. The arid region, a largely sandstone plateau, has lots of wadis flowing towards the Nile. There is virtually no rainfall in the Nubian, and there are no oases.

The Bayuda Desert, on the other hand, is located north of modern Khartoum, west of Kadabas, and south of the Nubian Desert, together making up part of the Sahara’s eastern flank.

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