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Commercial activity along the river front at Boubon, in Niger

The Niger River (Templet:IPAc-en Templet:Respell; Templet:Lang-fr Templet:IPA-fr) is the main river of West Africa, extending about Templet:Convert. Its drainage basin is Templet:Convert in area.[1] Its source is in the Guinea Highlands in south-eastern Guinea near the Sierra Leone border.[2][3] It runs in a crescent shape through Mali, Niger, on the border with Benin and then through Nigeria, discharging through a massive delta, known as the Niger Delta[4] (or the Oil Rivers), into the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The Niger is the third-longest river in Africa, exceeded by the Nile and the Congo River. Its main tributary is the Benue River.

  1. Gleick, Peter H. (2000), The World's Water, 2000-2001: The Biennial Report on Freshwater, Island Press, p. 33, ISBN 978-1-55963-792-3 – via Internet Archive
  2. "Niger River". geography.name. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
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  4. "Rivers of the World: The Niger River". Radio Netherlands Archives (in Brítísh Ínglish). 2002-12-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)