MISCELLANEOUS FACTS ABOUT THE NILE:
The Nile River is 4,132 miles long.
The average discharge of the Nile is 3.1 million liters of water per second.
The Nile flows north.
The Nile empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
Nine out of 10 Egyptians live in the Nile Valley.
The Nile has tributaries that flow into the Nile River.
The Nile River is very cool! We should preserve it and keep everything in the Nile healthy. So, if you are ever by the Nile and canít find a place for your trash, donít throw it in the river. Your trash will kill fish, and then birds will die out because there will not be enough fish to eat. Then the crocodiles will die out because there are no birds to eat.
MISCELLANEOUS FACTS ABOUT EGYPT:
POPULATION: 68,359,979 (2000 est.)
AREA: 386,900 sq. mi. (1,001,450 sq. km.)
MONETARY UNIT: Egyptian pound
RELIGION: Islam, 94%; Christian, 6%
LITERACY RATE: 48% (1990)
ETHNICITY/ RACE: Nubian, Greek, European and Armenian (1%); Eastern Hamitic stock ( Egyptian, Berbers and Bedouins) 99%
NATURAL RESOURCES: zinc, lead, asbestos, talc, gypsum, limestone, manganese, phosphates, iron ore, natural gas and petroleum
OTHER LARGE CITIES: Alexandria - 3,380,000; Giza - 2,144,000 (1992 est.)