Where does river Niger get its source from?

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.

Who is the longest river in the world?


  • Nile: 4,132 miles.
  • Amazon: 4,000 miles.
  • Yangtze: 3,915 miles.

How did Niger get its name?

The country takes its name from the Niger River, which flows through the southwestern part of its territory. The name Niger derives in turn from the phrase gher n-gheren, meaning “river among rivers,” in the Tamashek language.

Which of the three West African kingdoms was the largest?

Songhai was the largest West African kingdom of the three.

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

Who discovered the Africa?

Portuguese explorer Prince Henry, known as the Navigator, was the first European to methodically explore Africa and the oceanic route to the Indies.

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