West of Lake Chad is the basin of the Niger, the third major river of Africa. With its principal source in the far west, it reverses the direction of flow exhibited by the Nile and Congo, and ultimately flows into the Atlantic — a fact that eluded European geographers for many centuries.
What rivers flow into the Atlantic Ocean?
The second-longest river is the Amazon River (3,915 miles long); it is located in northeastern South America, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
Major World Rivers (in order by length)
|River||Flows into||Length in Miles|
|Chang (Yangtse)||East China Sea||3,434|
Which rivers flow through Africa?
Thus, the Niger flows north-east and south, the Congo north and southwestwards, the Nile almost north and the Zambezi to the east. Some geologists assume that the draingae network was formed 89 during the period of existence of the so-called Gondwanaland, a supercontinent on which Africa was inland.
Which two rivers that flow into the sea along the east coast of Africa?
The Orange River has it source in the mountains of Lesotho, and unlike the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers which flow from west to east emptying into the Indian Ocean, the Orange River flows westwards to the Atlantic Ocean after forming the southern Namibian border with South Africa.
What is the largest river in the world?
Here is a list of five longest rivers of the world
- Nile River: The longest river in the world. Nile River: the longest river in the world (Image: 10mosttoday)
- Amazon River: Second longest and the largest by water flow. Amazon River (Image: 10mosttoday) …
- Yangtze River: The longest river in Asia. …
- Mississippi-Missouri. …
What is the deepest river in Canada?
Deep River is opposite the Laurentian Mountains and the Province of Quebec. The name Deep River purportedly derives from the fact that the Ottawa River reaches its greatest depth of 402 feet (123 m) just outside the township.
Deep River, Ontario.
Which country in Africa has the largest river?
The Nile River in Egypt. As the world’s second largest continent, Africa is home to some of the longest rivers in the world.
The Longest Rivers in Africa.
|Countries||Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan|