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Aswan High Dam is built on which of the following rivers?
1. Amazon
2. Nile
3. Indus
4. Congo

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Nile

The correct answer is option 2. i.e Nile.

  • Aswan High Dam is built across the Nile River.
  • Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan.
  • Lake Nasser, a reservoir on the Nile River is formed by The Aswan High Dam.
  • Facts about the Nile:
    • ​​Longest river in the world.
    • Length - 6,650 kilometres.
    • Passes through 11 African countries:  Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Republic of Sudan, and Egypt.
    • The Nile River discharges its water into the Mediterranean Sea.

 

Amazon
  • The largest river in the world.
  • Originates in Peru.
  • Meanders through nine South American countries.
Indus
  • Indus originates in Tibet near Lake Manasarovar.
  • The Indus Valley Civilization’ was born around this river.
  • Empties into the Arabian Sea south of Karachi after forming a huge delta.
Congo
  • Also known as the Zaire River.
  • The second longest river in Africa.
  • World's deepest river.

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