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Albert Nile,river, Uganda: see NileNile,
longest river in the world, c.4,160 mi (6,695 km) long from its remotest headstream, the Luvironza River in Burundi, central Africa, to its delta on the Mediterranean Sea, NE Egypt. The Nile flows northward and drains c.
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the name given to the upper Nile River between Lake Albert and the mouth of its right tributary, the Assua River. The river has a smooth, plains-like flow until the Fola rapids, below Nimule, where its bed narrows to 20–25 m, and it becomes turbulent. The annual flow rate at the lower section of the river is 29 cu km.