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In the twentieth century, people have increased their control of the river.
This culminated in the construction of the Aswān High Dam, completed in 1971 but which first held back the floodwaters in 1964.
Control of the Nile has made it possible to cultivate year round. About 96 percent of Egypt's population lives in the Nile Valley, which comprises about 4 percent of the area of the country; most of the economic and social activity occurs there. This includes the scrub desert along the Mediterranean coast between the Nile Delta and Libya, and along the north coast of the Sinai Peninsula; the mountainous desert between the Nile Valley and the Red Sea; and the western desert west of the Nile Valley. Only the Mediterranean coast has rain that is reliable enough to support marginal human activity, with some agriculture and animal husbandry.
Other linguistic minorities include a few thousand Berber speakers in Siwa oasis, the easternmost outpost of Berber speech, and the small population of Beja (Ababda and Bisharin) in the eastern desert east of Aswan. There are also urban linguistic enclaves of Armenians, Greeks, Italians, and others.
Most of the Christians belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church, the historic church of Egypt, but minorities within the minority are Catholic or Protestant, or derive from the churches of the Levant (Maronite, Greek Orthodox, Greek Catholic).
There are a few small linguistic minorities, of which the largest is the Nubians, who speak two Nubian languages (Kenuz and Mahas) related to the Nilo-Saharan languages of the Sudan.
The two main regions of Egypt are thus the Valley, or Sa'id, in the south, and the Delta in the north, separated by Cairo at the apex of the Delta.
The Nile receives about 85 percent of its water from the Ethiopian highlands.
The name itself is an icon, spoken, written, or sung. The overwhelming majority (over 90 percent) are Arabic-speaking Sunni Muslims.