Is the Nile River the only river in the world that runs north?
- Joseph BLv 58 months ago
Nonsense. The Saint Johns River in Florida flows North.
- KrishnamurthyLv 78 months ago
There are over 30 rivers in the United States that flow north,
and over 60 throughout the entire world.
The Nile, which is the longest river on Earth,
is arguably the most famous river that flows in a northerly direction.
- WillLv 78 months ago
That's absurd. There are about 15 major rivers in Russia that run north. The Mackenzie is a huge river in Canada that runs north. The Rhine in Europe, and the San Joaquin and Willamette in the US all run north. Plus dozens of smaller ones.
- Bill-MLv 78 months ago
No. The Seine River in France runs North as do plenty of Rivers in Siberia.
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- PhilLv 68 months ago
MAJOR NORTH RUNNING RIVERS.
Nile, Northeastern Africa, 4258 miles
Lena River, Russia, 2735 miles
Ob River, Russia, 2268 miles
Yenisey River, Russia, 2136 miles
Magdalena River, Colombia, 949 miles
Athabasca River, Canada, 765 miles
Essequibo River, Guyana, 630 miles
Cauca River, Colombia, 600 miles
- USAFisnumber1Lv 78 months ago
No. There are rivers in Russia that go north. Some of the Rivers in Europe go north.
- UserLv 78 months ago
Of course not.
Lots and lots of rivers run north.
Basically: where any mountains or other high country tends to run East-West
rivers run north and south from that high country
unless it is in a very arid region.
Similarly: northern coastlines tend to have lots of rivers running north to that coastline.
(See: northern Europe, Canada, Russia, etc.)
The Nile is probably the largest river in the World that runs primarily north
but it certainly is not the only one.
And consider rivers like the Congo (a major river)
which runs all directions (along various legs of the river, making nearly a complete circle)
and which in portions certainly runs north for several miles.
- .Lv 78 months ago
Some Russian rivers like Yenisey, Lena, Irtish Yana and Ob flow from South to North.
- MattLv 68 months ago
- GregLv 78 months ago
No, there are many.