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The World's Longest Rivers: the Nile

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The World's Longest Rivers: the Nile
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.38

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    northward, caption, capital, seasonal, highland, longest, through, city, cause, century, country, dams, which, join, main, south
     content words:    Nile River, White Nile, Kagera River, Blue Nile, Mediterranean Sea


The World's Longest Rivers: the Nile
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Caption: The Nile River flowing through Cairo, the capital city of Egypt
 
2     The Nile River is usually named as the longest river in the world. This river and its tributaries drain about ten percent of the land of Africa. The Nile flows 4,132 miles from south to north. There are two main rivers that join together to make the Nile. The White Nile, which begins as the Kagera River in the African country of Burundi, and the Blue Nile. The Blue Nile starts in the highland plateaus of the country of Ethiopia. The summer monsoon's heavy rains there were the main cause for the seasonal flooding of the Nile in Egypt until dams were built .....
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