The Nile: farming, source of food, tourism, electricity, etc

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The Nile: farming, source of food, tourism, electricity, etc

AYEN Farmstead enjoys 2 Kms of the river banks of Aswa River. Aswa is a tributary to the White Nile which pours its waters into the River Nile.

The distance from the Aswa’s headwaters to joining the White Nile is about 185 miles.All along, it is a source of water for farming and household use to the communities along it. They also depend on it for fishing which plays a crucial protein source in their meals. Some use it for swimming and other recreation purposes.

The River flows through the northern central part of the country, draining much of Uganda’s northern plateau and northeastern highlands, before crossing the border into South Sudan (there, it is known as Aswa River ) where it joins the White Nile, then the River Nile.

See different angles of the Aswa River from our Farm…
   
   

Facts about the River Nile

The Nile River is the longest river in the world. It has a length of about 6,695 kilometers (4,160 miles) and a basin size of 3,400,000 km2 (1,300,000 sq mi). Its average discharge is 3.1 million liters (680,000 gallons) per second.

The Nile, a north-flowing river in Africa, is among the world’s longest waterways, famed for its ancient history and the archaeological sites along its shores.

The fertile Lower Nile gave rise to early Egyptian civilization and is still home to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza near Cairo. Sightseeing boats, from luxury liners to traditional felucca sailboats, also cruise between the cities of Luxor and Aswan.

What countries does the Nile river flow through?

Flowing northward through the tropical climate of eastern Africa and into the Mediterranean Sea, the river passes through 11 countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.

Who owns the Nile?

Five upstream Nile nations — Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda — signed a treaty declaring their rights to a share of the river’s flow. They said they would no longer be bound by a treaty drawn up by the British in 1959.

Which country is most dependent on the Nile River?

Egypt relies on the Nile for 90% of its water.

Egyptian civilization developed along the Nile River in large part because the river’s annual flooding ensured reliable, rich soil for growing crops. … Ancient Egyptians developed wide-reaching trade networks along the Nile, in the Red Sea, and in the Near East.

Ethiopia also heavily depend on the Nile river basin.

What Animals Live in The Nile River?

Nile Crocodile. The Crocodylus niloticus or the Nile crocodile is one of the most feared and revered residents of the Nile River. Also present is the Hippopotamus, Nile Perch, Nile Soft-shelled Turtle, Nile River Snakes, African Tigerfish, and Nile Monitor.