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 »

By definition, no river flows upstream because upstream means going in the opposite direction of the river's current. However, several rivers flow from south to north because the source is in the higher elevation in the ... More »

The River Nile drains into the Mediterranean Sea. It is the longest river on the African continent and in the world. More »

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... More »

According to About.com, mature rivers are bodies of water that flow over wider valleys and snake along flat plains. The meandering streams then create larger loops that develop into oxbow lakes. More »

Tributaries are streams or rivers that flow into a larger main river. This much larger river also is referred to as a main stem. A tributary also is called an affluent. More »

The major rivers in Sweden are the Klarälven, Dalälven, Kolbäcksån, Emån, Indalsälven, Norrström, Pite, Ljungan, Kalix, Lule, Torne and Svartån. The many rivers play a key role in Sweden's economy and the residents' life... More »