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Do you know the River which flows backwards? Find out now.

Most rivers flow downhill from North to south but The Nile River is actually a few rivers that flow uphill, from south to north.

River Nile is a north-flowing river in the Northern and Eastern parts of Africa. It is the longest river in Africa, it has been named many times by scientists to be the longest river in the world,although it has been rejected many times by other researchers insisting that the Amazon River is slightly longer.

The river flows uphill through evelen African countries including ; Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Republic of the Sudan,Egypt, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

So what causes a river to flow backwards? 

Rivers changing their flow direction is usually common, according to the scientists, but is usually caused by tectonic forces, landslides and erosion.

Then, why does the Nile River flow uphill?

The Nile flows north because north is downhill. Rivers flow downhill to sea level some end in other bodies of water or join another river or the sea. They flow with gravity from a higher elevation to a lower elevation.

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