Is Niger named for the Niger river?

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Yes, Niger or Nigér depending on your pronounciation is named after the River Niger
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Where is the Niger River?

It begins in southeastern Guinea and runs through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and through Nigeria emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at the Niger Delta.

Where is Niger?

Niger is a western, landlocked, African country. It borders Nigeriaand Benin to the south, Burkina Faso and Mali to the west, Algeriaand Libya to the north and Chad to the east.

What does the Nile and Niger Rivers have in common?

There are numerous ways to compare rivers - by their differences, by their similarities and some of the criteria would be - length, discharge, size, sources, mouth, basin, tributaries, area through which they flow etc.. The links below will give you ample details to cover this..

What is the history of the Niger river?

The Niger River flowers for 2,600 miles through Western Africa, taking an unusual boomerang-shaped route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Guinea, although at certain points along the way it goes by other names, such as Joliba and Kwarra. According to the New World Encyclopedia, it was about (MORE)

Where the Niger River?

Africa. It begins in southeastern Guinea and runs through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and through Nigeria emptying into the Atlantic Ocean at the Niger Delta.

How wide is the Niger river?

The width of the Niger Rivers but the average width is 800 feet.This river is 2,597 miles in length and located in Africa.

Importance of Niger river?

The African people who live near the Niger River depend on it forsurvival. The Niger River is important for providing fish for thepeople to eat, and sell for income. The Niger River also importantto the transportation of the people and their goods.

How deep is the river Niger?

The Niger River in western Africa is approximately 30 meters (100feet). It is about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) long.

What are some of the exports of the Niger River area?

The Niger is a good-sized river that runs through several countries in Africa, including Guinea, Mali, Niger, Benin and Nigeria. The basic rule of human civilization applies: where there is water, there is agriculture and animal husbandry. Fishing is also a given.. The so-called Niger Inland Delta (MORE)

Where is Mckenzie river and Niger river?

The Mckenzie River is about 40 minutes from Eugene and is right along the town of Blue River. the Mckenzie river is a great place to vacation at and offer a lot of things to do from rafting to hiking the glorious mountains around Mckenzie valley. for more info. on activites to do well in Mckenzie (MORE)

What animals live by the Niger River?

various species of antelopes and monkeys, live in many parts of the Niger Basin. Others, including buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, and jackals

What is Niger River?

it is a river in Nigeria ( west Africa) it runs through 5 countries, Guinea , Mali , Niger , Benin and Nigeria it is the third longest river in Africa. its source is in guinea highlands.

Does the Niger River have waterfalls?

The Niger River does not have any waterfalls. The most notable things on the river are some bars, rapids, swampy areas and a dam (in Nigeria) which is used for hydroelectricity.

What is the functions of river Niger?

The mighty Niger River is a source of food, water and drainage for five nations ofWest Africa. For the more than 20 African tribes who rely on it, the Niger is a vital source of life. For hundreds of years the tribes used the river at various points of its course. Yet it wasn't until the Nineteenth (MORE)

How does the Niger River affect the land and people?

It makes the soil rich and so that helps the crops grow. That meansthere is more crops for the people who live there and nobody willgo hungry People from other places will then want to go to theniger river because it is so successful and a good place to live.There will also be more jobs so people wi (MORE)

Is the Niger river salt water?

Based upon the agricultural uses of the Niger river and the factthat it is home to more than 250 species of freshwater fish andother freshwater dwelling animals like hippopotamus' and otherwildlife it is safe to assume that the river is freshwater ratherthan salt water.

What was the Niger river kingdom?

The Niger River Kingdom is probably the same as the Old Calabar Kingdom located in what is now known as the Niger Delta (the delta of the Niger River in Nigeria).

Where did Niger get its name?

The country was named after the Niger River. The name is believed to be a shortened version of 'gher n gheren' which means River of Rivers.

What are facts about the Niger River?

the Niger river is 4,180 km. (2,597 mi.) long. it flows through nine countries: Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, and Algeria. The rest you can get.

Is there a country named Niger?

Yes there is but by the capitalization in which you provided indicates you think it is pronounced as the same word as the hate word, but in fact Niger is pronounced (nījər; Nye-jeer)

Is there any landmarks along river Niger?

The River Niger is in Africa, its source at the Benue, and it flows into the Atlantic Ocean. There are no landmarks on the River Niger, but it is a water source for billions of people.

Which stage those the river Niger flow in?

The Niger River stage . The Niger River has one possible river stage. Some clues to it are: . has many tributaries. is less steeper than a youthful river. So, the Niger River, to my opinion is a mature river. For more information take a look at Holton Science & Technology: Water on Earth. Or you (MORE)