The Euphrates River flows in a general southeast direction from its origin at the confluence of the Murat Su and Kara Su Rivers in eastern Turkey to its terminal confluence with the Tigris River. The Shatt al-Arab, as th... More »

Africa's Nile River flows northward, emptying into the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile's two main tributaries are the Blue and White Nile Rivers, which originate in Ethiopia and Eretria's highlands and the Equatorial Lakes R... More »

Generally, rivers follow a downhill course due to the gravitational pull of the Earth. The majority of the planet's rivers arise in the mountains and are bound in a downstream, southerly direction. More »

Bodies of water in the Middle East include the Amu Darya River, Euphrates River, Indus River, Tigris River, Persian Gulf and Nile River. The largest lake in the Middle East is Lake Urmia in northwest Iran, which has a su... More »

The Tigris River is located in Asia, running southeast from Turkey to Iraq where it joins the Euphrates to form the Shatt-al-Arab delta. This in turn flows into the Persian Gulf and is part of a canal and irrigation syst... More »

The Hudson River begins at the confluence of Indian Pass Brook near Henderson Lake in New York's Adirondack Park and ends at Upper New York Bay. The Hudson flows southwest past Albany and ultimately forms the boundary be... More » Geography United States The Northeast

The Parana river starts at the confluence of the Paranaiba and Grande rivers in southern Brazil and ends at the Atlantic Ocean, in Argentina. The Parana river meets with the Uruguay River to form the Rio de la Plata near... More »