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Nile River from Lake Nasser to Nile Delta, Egypt

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April 10th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Egypt - April 9th, 2012

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.

Cairo At Base of Nile River Delta, Egypt

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October 7th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Egypt - October 2nd, 2011

The Nile Delta is the delta formed in Northern Egypt (Lower Egypt) where the Nile River spreads out and drains into the Mediterranean Sea. Sediments are visible along the coastline near the delta.

It is one of the world’s largest river deltas—from Alexandria in the west to Port Said in the east, it covers some 240 km of Mediterranean coastline—and is a rich agricultural region. From north to south the delta is approximately 160 km in length. The Delta begins slightly down-river from Cairo, which is visible as a grey area at the base of the fan-shape.