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Why do rivers flow to the right in the northern hemisphere?
River water flowing down hits the mouth and enters the ocean. When something moves into the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the Earth鈥檚 rotation creates Coriolis force. That鈥檚 why the river in the Northern hemisphere turns to the right. The east or west depending on where the river鈥檚 flowing.
What direction do rivers flow in Africa?
But without sifting through a lot of geography to come up with an average answer, I see a trend: In the northern parts of the continent, the rivers flow towards the north. In the southern parts they flow south, etc., etc. In all cases, they flow from the inland parts of the continent, towards the coast.
What direction do most rivers flow in Europe?
In the north of Europe and Asia, the rivers all flow north. One of Russia’s long standing goals has been to acquire a warm-water port. But without sifting through a lot of geography to come up with an average answer, I see a trend: In the northern parts of the continent, the rivers flow towards the north.
Why do most rivers flow from the south?
While it is true that most rivers flow south, some rivers actually flow from south to north. Since the direction of flow is influenced mostly by topography, some headwaters or sources (mountains) are located to the south of the mouth or destination.