What is the name of Africa’s longest river located in northern Africa?

The Nile is the longest river in Africa. Its length is around 6,650 kilometers and its drainage basin covers 11 African countries.

What are the three largest or longest rivers in Africa?

The Longest Rivers in Africa

Rank River Length (kilometres)
1 Nile-Kagera 6,853
2 Congo-Chambeshi 4,700
3 Niger 4,200
4 Zambezi 2,693

What is the oldest river in the world?

According to the Riverkeeper, the Susquehanna River is geologically considered to be the oldest major river system in the world. It is older than the Nile (30 million years old), the Colorado River (6-70 million years old), and the Ganges River (50 million years old), according to oldest.org.

What African river is one of the ten longest?

The Top Ten: Longest Rivers of the World

Rank River Location
1. Nile Africa
2. Amazon South America
3. Mississippi-Missouri-Red Rock United States
4. Chang Jiang (Yangtze) China

Which is the largest river in Africa apex?

The Nile – known as ‘the father of African rivers’ is the longest river in Africa – and the world (though disputed, as mentioned above). It flows northwards through 11 countries from Central to Northeast Africa, draining into the Mediterranean Sea at a rate of 2,800 cubic meters per second.

Who named the country Niger?

Close to Mali, two other countries got their name from Western Africa’s principal river, the Niger river. Niger (former French colony to the north of Nigeria) and Nigeria (a former British colony) were both named for the Niger river that flows through them.

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