What is the source of River Niger?

Who discovered river Niger source?

Finding the Source of Niger River



In 1788, the British formed an association whose task was to explore Africa and of importance the source of the Niger River and other African rivers. The expedition took a while until 1796 when a Scottish named Mungo Park discovered part of the river.

What is the source of river Niger and Benue?

Lokoja is privilege to be the place where river Niger and river Benue converges. River Niger from its origin in the Guinean highlands in Guinea passed through Mali, Niger, Benin Republic (4 countries) before reaching Nigeria.

Who gave Nigeria name?

The name Nigeria was suggested in the late 19th Century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who would later marry the British colonial administrator Lord Frederick Lugard.

Who actually found river Niger?

Mungo Park (explorer)

Mungo Park
Born 11 September 1771 Selkirkshire, Scotland
Died 1806 (aged 35) Bussa, Nigeria
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Edinburgh

What’s the largest river in the world?

Here is a list of five longest rivers of the world

  • Nile River: The longest river in the world. Nile River: the longest river in the world (Image: 10mosttoday)
  • Amazon River: Second longest and the largest by water flow. Amazon River (Image: 10mosttoday) …
  • Yangtze River: The longest river in Asia. …
  • Mississippi-Missouri. …
  • Yenisei.
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Why is Lokoja called a confluence town?

It is popularly called the Confluence State because the confluence of River Niger and River Benue is at its capital, Lokoja, which is the first administrative capital of modern-day Nigeria.

What animals live in Niger River?

Many varieties of fish are found in the Niger and its tributaries; the chief food species are catfish, carp, and Nile perch. Other Niger fauna include hippopotamuses, at least three different types of crocodiles (including the much-feared Nile crocodile), and a variety of lizards. There is a rich collection of birds.

What country is helping to build dams on the Niger river?

China is a major investor in mines and infrastructure projects in Guinea. It is already building and designing other dams across the country. They include the Souapiti, Kaleta and Amaria dams on the west-flowing River Konkoure and the Koukoutamba dam on a tributary of the River Senegal.

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