The Nile River originates chiefly from Lake Victoria, which rests at the border of the African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The lake is the largest on the continent of Africa and the second-largest freshwater lake in the world.
A:The main difference between a canal and a river is that a river is a natural flow of water while a canal is man-made. A river by definition flows from inland into the sea while a canal is most often constructed to connect existing rivers, lakes or oceans.
A:Dozens of countries are located around the Pacific Rim, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Cambodia, Brunei, China, Indonesia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Vietnam. These countries lie on four of the seven continents: North America, South America, Asia and Australia.
A:Eight United States states border the Great Lakes, which are Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, along with one Canadian province: Ontario. The five bodies of water that make up the Great Lakes are Lake Superior, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Ontario.
A:Examples of producers in lakes and ponds include algae, phytoplankton, starwort, spiked water milfoi, great willowherb, water lilies, native grasses and wildflowers. Aquatic plants come in three varieties: those that grow completely underwater, those that float on water and those that root underwater but reach above the water's surface.
A:The Nile River is located in the continent of Africa, and it flows through the countries of Ethiopia, Uganda, Egypt, Burundi and Sudan. The Nile River is the longest river in the world, at 4,160 miles, or 6,670 kilometers.
A:A gulf is a large area of sea or ocean partly enclosed by land, or any large distance between two objects. It can also be used to describe a disproportionate gap between obtained levels in a concept, such as wealth.
A:Some major peninsulas in the United States are the Florida Peninsula, Alaska Peninsula, Cape May Peninsula and Rockaway Peninsula. Peninsulas along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia include Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Virginia Peninsula.
A:According to the Guinness World Records, the Amazon River in South America is the widest river in the world. The width of the river is around 202 miles where the Amazon opens into the Atlantic Ocean.
A:There are more than 7,000 islands in the Caribbean, and they belong to over 28 distinct nations. The nation with the most Caribbean islands is the Bahamas, with approximately 501 islands. Puerto Rico is made up of at least 142 islands.
A:The only sea bordering France, the Mediterranean Sea, borders it to the south between Italy and Spain. The Bay of Biscay borders the western portion of France. The English Channel borders France to its north and separates the country from the United Kingdom.
A:The middle of the Caribbean Sea is located at an approximate latitude of 15 degrees north and a longitude of 75 degrees west. Like the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean.
A:The deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean basin is the Puerto Rico Trench, which runs east from the north coast of Hispaniola to a point beyond the Lesser Antilles. This trench reaches a maximum depth of 28,374 feet, which is around 8,000 feet shallower than the Pacific's Marianas Trench.
A:Four countries that possess islands located in the Caribbean Sea are the United States, the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. Islands in the Caribbean Sea owned by the United States include the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, while those owned by France include Guadeloupe and Martinique.
A:The Amazon River flows through the countries of Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil. The Amazon River spans over 4,000 miles and has a width of up to 120 miles during the wet season. The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world.
A:The Seine River runs through Paris. The Seine flows 482 miles through France. The river begins in northeast France near Dijon and ends at the English Channel. There are 37 bridges in Paris that connect the banks of the Seine along the way.
A:The River Danube begins in the Black Forest of Germany, where the rivers Berg and Brigach meet in the town of Donaueschingen. The Danube is the second longest river in Europe, after the Volta. It passes through four capital cities and 10 countries before it empties into the Black Sea near the Ukraine.
A:Any body of salt water or brackish water that is a shallow separation from the rest of the sea is considered a lagoon, and they form when sand banks or reefs build up along shallow waters near the coast or when coral reefs grow on central islands that are sinking. Estuaries, or fresh water streams, feed the lagoons as they grow.
A:Humans use the Ganges River for many different things including bathing, drinking and irrigation. Due to heavy pollution, it has become a health hazard to bathe in or drink the water from the river. However there are people who ignore the warnings and use the river regardless of potential health issues.