Egypt's Geography

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The Nile RIver

The Nile river is a major river located in the upper-right area of Africa. Being approximately 6,853 kilometers long, it is the longest river in the world. A positive effect it had on the people of Egypt is that the Nile's floods helped sustain crops that were being grown. A negative is that the Aswan High Dam declined agriculture production.


The Nile River cataracts are sections of the Nile River that are extremely shallow and hard to navigate through. A benefit for Egypt with having these cataracts is that its harsh conditions prevented enemy ships from attacking Egypt. But a disadvantage is that the cataracts prevented people in Egypt to travel by boat out of the area.