19th May 2024

Niger Bend – The unusual geography


The Niger River in Africa is one of the world’s longest rivers traversing 4,168 km. It has an unusual geography having a boomerang shape with the northern part named the ‘Niger Bend’. The source is the Guinea Highlands and the river drains into the Atlantic ocean. Interestingly, the source and the mouth of the river are separated by just 240 km.

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