Jump to navigation

Vol 54 No 13

Published 21st June 2013


The Nile in numbers

Some 95% of the water that Egypt relies upon comes from the Nile

Some 85% of the Nile waters originate in the Ethiopian Highlands, flowing down the Blue Nile and two smaller tributaries. The remaining 15% comes down the White Nile from the Great Lakes of equatorial Africa. The two Niles converge in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. Egypt depends on the Nile for 95% of its water consumption, 60% of which is used for irrigated agriculture.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 291 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.