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White Nile River Crossing Sudan

9.8N 32.0E

March 30th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Sudan - March 5th, 2010

Sudan - March 5th, 2010

The White Nile River is visible here, flowing through the Sudanese state (or wilaya) called Upper Nile, one of the country’s 26 wilayat.  It has an area of 77,773 km² and an estimated population of approximately 1,300,000 (as of 2000).

The White Nile is one of the two main tributaries of the Nile, flowing through Uganda and Sudan. In the strict meaning, “White Nile” refers to the river formed at Lake No at the confluence of the Bahr al Jabal and Bahr el Ghazal rivers. In the wider sense, “White Nile” refers to the approximately 3700 kilometers (2300 miles) of rivers draining from Lake Victoria into the White Nile proper.

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