Euphrates River


Euphrates RiverThe Euphrates <<yoo FRAY teez>> River is the longest river in southwestern Asia. It is about 1,700 miles (2,736 kilometers) long. It forms part of the historic Tigris-Euphrates river system. The Euphrates rises in a mountainous area of eastern Turkey and flows southwest through the country into Syria. In Syria, it turns southeast and gradually descends until it reaches low, flat land. After leaving Syria, the Euphrates cuts across Iraq. At the town of Al Qurnah, Iraq, it joins the Tigris, forming a river called the Shatt al Arab, which flows into the Persian Gulf.

The world’s first civilization developed in the region around the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. This advanced culture arose in Sumer about 3500 B.C. Babylonia and other early civilizations also thrived in this region. The ruins of the famous ancient city of Babylon lie along the Euphrates.

Incoming search terms:

  • euphrates river drying up
  • euphrates river 2013
  • EUPHRATES RIVER DRYING UP 2014
  • euphrates river drying up 2013
  • is the euphrates river drying up
  • RIVER EUPHRATES DRYING UP 2014
  • euphrates river 2014
  • euphrates river drying up may 17 2014
  • euphrates river may 17 2014
  • Euphrates drying up

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
One Response
  1. Sophie says:

    Cool it helped me a lot

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>