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Egypt

Egypt lies in Africa's northeast corner, with hot, dry, sandy deserts sweeping over most of the land. The Nile River( the longest river in the world) flows right through Egypt supplying people with a large amount of water all year long. The people of our country have built schools, universities, and mosques, which are places of worship.

The Nile News

The Nile runs right through Egypt or as many homesteaders say " Right through our homeland." The Nile is a main source of water for many farmers and other people. For centuries the Niles waters would rise in the spring. The swollen river carried silt, or small particles of rich soil, down the banks.

Farmers Fellahin

More than half of Egypts people live in rural areas by the Nile river. Most are peasant farmers called fellahin, or farmers in Egypt who live in villages and work on small plots of land that they rent from landlords. Many fellahin raise only enough food for their families.

Aswan dam

The Aswan dam has many positives but yet many negatives. Dam manager Arnold Thompson speaks as the dams spokesman and said " the Aswan dam gives us so much control over our water supply and we can store water for up to 2 months." But official Jeff Mrsny argues that " the dam backs up the fresh silt flow which doesn't help farmers, and it also prevents less fresh water."

"Thee" Main Crops

Egypt has many crops because of its unique harvesting systems. One of the crops includes grains grains are commonly found in bread and pasta. Another common crop is vegetables including many carrots and corn. The last of Egypt's main crops is fruit some kinds include apples, pears, and peaches.

Sahara desert

The Sahara desert as many know is the largest desert in the world. The eastern and Libyan desert are located in the Sahara. The Sahara desert is larger than the United States and is located in Egypt.