UPSC Geography Minerals and Energy Resources Question Bank World Geography (Physical Aspect)

  • question_answer DIRECTIONS: Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists.  Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
    (River) (Countries)
    1. Niger - Guinea
    2. Orange - S. Africa
    3. Karai - Egypt
    4. Nile - Mali
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    A) 1 and 2    

    B) 1 and 3

    C) 1, 3 and 4                        

    D) 2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

     The Niger river is the principal river of western Africa, extending about 4,180 km. Its drainage basin is 2,117,700 km2 in area. Its source is in the Guinea Highlands in southeastern Guinea. The Orange river, Gariep river, Groote river or Senqu river is the longest river in South Africa. It rises in the Drakensberg mountains in Lesotho, flowing westwards through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean.


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