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KLB asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 3 weeks ago

Is the Nile River the only river in the world that runs north?

14 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

    Nonsense.  The Saint Johns River in Florida flows North.

  • 3 weeks 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.

  • Will
    Lv 7
    3 weeks 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-M
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    No. The Seine River in France runs North as do plenty of Rivers in Siberia.

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  • 3 weeks ago


    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


  • 3 weeks ago

    No. There are rivers in Russia that go north. Some of the Rivers in Europe go north.

  • 3 weeks 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 7
    3 weeks ago

    Some Russian rivers like Yenisey, Lena, Irtish Yana and Ob flow from South to North.

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    No .

  • Greg
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    No, there are many.

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