Ras Dejen (alternatively Ras Dashan Ge'ez: ራስ ደጀን rās dejen or ራስ ዳሸን rās dashen, Amharic "head guard") The tallest mountain in #Ethiopia
and tenth highest mountain in Africa.
Part of the #SimienMountainsNationalPark
located in the #Gondar
, Amhara Region, it reaches an elevation of (14,930 ft). The more common form, "Ras Dashen" is a corruption of its Amharic name, "Ras Dejen", used by the system of the Ethiopian Mapping Authority (EMA) which means ---
"the General who fights in front of the Emperor". Ras Dejen is the eastern peak of the rim of "an enormous #volcano
, the northern half of which is cut down about [a] thousand metres by numerous ravines, draining into the #TakkazziRiver
Its western counterpart is #MountBiuat
(4,510 meters), separated by the valley of the #Meshaha
river. The mountain often has violent snowfalls during the night, but, since day and night temperatures vary greatly, the snow is almost completely melted in a few hours during the hottest period of the year. In winter snow falls rarely, since the majority of yearly rainfalls in #Ethiopia
are in the summer, and when it does it usually lasts for weeks or months.
In order for the Nile to flow, it's important for these Ethiopian mountain ranges and #ecosystems
to provide its starting points.
also contributes, but only about 15% of its waters reaches Egypt's (white Nile). Lake Victoria is located in Tanzania and Uganda but also borders Kenya
Most of Lake Victoria is surrounded by mountains with streams that empty into it. The largest tributary of Lake Victoria is the River Kagera. The Kagera River and its tributary the #Ruvubu
, having its headwaters in #Burundi
, also gives the River Nile life.
Ancient Egypt couldn’t have existed without the Nile River (white & blue). Since rainfall is almost non-existent there. • When the water receded it left thick, wealthy mud (black silt) which is excellent soil for #planting
#WaterIsLife #KMT #nubapeople #civilization