It disturbs me how often I'm asked why "x" river flows northward or for the name of three rivers that flow north. Most of these questions come from Americans who, for some reason, must presume that since the Mississippi flows south, all rivers on the planet flow south.
Rivers That Flow North THE FACTS: Unless the land it totally flat, rivers of water run downhill. A large percentage of the planet's river flow in a southerly direction because the source (usually in the mountains) is to the north of the mouth.If the source of a river is at a higher elevation than the mouth, that river will run from the source to the mouth.
In the north of Europe and Asia, the rivers all flow north. One of Russia's long standing goals has been to acquire a warm-water port. But without sifting through a lot of geography to come up with an "average" answer, I see a trend: In the northern parts of the continent, the rivers flow towards the north.
A common misconception about rivers is that they all flow south. Perhaps some people think that all rivers flow toward the equator (in the Northern Hemisphere) or that rivers like to flow down toward the bottom of north-oriented maps? Whatever the source of this misunderstanding, the truth is that rivers, like all other objects on earth, flow ...
The rivers do not necessarily flow from north to south. There are rivers flowing south to north in central and northern Asia. In India, the river Chambal flows from south to north. Ganga flows from north to east after taking eastward bend near Haridwar. The river Yamuna also has more or less the same trend. Narmada, Tapi Cauveri flow from east ...
The only two rivers that flow south to north are the Nile River in Egypt and the Tenefly River in New Jersey. In the State of Florida, The St. Johns River flows from South to North
Misconception: Rivers flow south – sometimes modified to rivers in northern hemisphere flow south, while those in southern hemisphere flow north. For some of you, there is a facepalm coming on. For others, this is a serious conundrum. This is where it’s important to step back and consider where these misconceptions arise.
Most major Russian and Siberian rivers flow north, inlcuding the Lena. Unfortunately most of the year they are ice choked, so they kind of flow backwards! Strangely enough more do seem to flow south (or "sideways") than north, but there's some other exceptions in Europe - the Spey which is one of the longest rivers in Scotland, the Rhine, the Elbe.
No, to both. The St. Lawrence river flows to the east, the Columbia river flows west, and the American river flows north. In South America, the Amazon flows east, and other rivers flow in all other directions.
The Ohio flows west, south, southwest, northwest, and then southwest to enter into the Mississippi. The Platte River most flows east. Almost all the rivers in Siberia from from south to north to enter into the Arctic Ocean. I'd say that your term "all" is a rather sweeping generalization that does not hold up to scrutiny.