If you love learning fun facts about ancient times and the most famous rivers in the world, then you’ll love our Nile River facts.

Use these interesting facts to learn about the flooding of the Nile River, why it’s the most important river in different African countries like the country of Egypt, the role of the Nile in history, and other fun facts. As always, the most important thing is to have fun learning! That’s why we made two printable coloring pages so kids can learn and color at the same time.

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Let’s learn all about the Nile River!

When people think about Africa, they often think about the Sahara desert, but the truth is that there’s so much more. Today we’re learning all about the Nile River! This river in Northeast Africa played a vital role in ancient civilizations and is one of the most popular natural and historical sites to visit from people across the globe. Let’s see what makes it so cool!

Nile River Facts FOR KIDS

  1. The Nile is a larger river in northeastern Africa that flows into the Mediterranean Sea and is a big tourist attraction.
  2. The Nile runs through 10 different countries: The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, the Republic of Sudan, and Egypt.
  3. It is the longest river in Africa and has historically been considered the world’s longest river, but some researchers say the Amazon River is slightly longer.
  4. The name Nile comes from the Greek word but ancient Egyptians called it the black river because of the colors of the sediment that the waters carried.
  5. The source of the Nile is the rivers that flow into Lake Victoria and empties into the Mediterranean Sea more than 4,100 miles to the north.
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Did you know these fun facts about the Nile River?
  1. The entire length of the Nile River is over 4,100 miles (6,600 km) long and drains an area estimated at 1,293,000 square miles (3,349,000 square kilometers)
  2. The Nile crocodile has one of the strongest bites in the animal kingdom.
  3. The Nile River provided a lot of building materials for the Ancient Egyptian civilization as they used the mud from the riverbanks to make sun dried bricks.
  4. Every year, during the rainy season, the water level increases so much causing an annual flood that negatively impacts countries like Sudan.
  5. Egypt is also known as the gift of the Nile, as the kingdom would be a desert without the annual flood season.


Nile River Facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

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Learning is so much more fun with coloring pages.

This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Nile River Facts that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!



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