List of countries without rivers

Map of countries without rivers

There are currently 20 countries and 22 territories that do not have a permanent natural river flowing within them, though some of them have streams or seasonal watercourses such as wadis.[1]

The Arabian Peninsula is the largest subregion in the world without any permanent natural river. Countries in this subregion have wadis instead.

The Chinese special administrative region of Macau has no permanent natural rivers other than a small man-made canal named Canal Dos Patos (鴨涌河). Due to environment issues, this small canal is currently being backfilled with land by the local government. Eventually, this small canal will cease to exist.[2]

Sovereign states

Africa

Asia

Europe

Oceania

Dependencies and other territories

Asia

Europe

North America

Oceania

See also

References

  1. ^ Which Countries Don't Have Rivers?
  2. ^ a b 臭水鴨涌河掃進歷史垃圾箱 – 青茂口岸 帶動景觀交通大變革 (in Chinese)
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  4. ^ Creative Media Applications, Inc. (2004), The Middle East: Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, vol. 1, Greenwood Press, p. 7, ISBN 0-313-32923-0.
  5. ^ Weightman, Barbara A. (2011), Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia (3 ed.), John Wiley & Sons, p. 266, ISBN 978-0-470-87628-2.
  6. ^ Oxford Business Group (2007), The Report: Emerging Saudi Arabia 2007, Oxford Business Group, p. 114, ISBN 978-1-902339-66-5 {{citation}}: |author= has generic name (help) ("The Kingdom has no rivers, lakes or any permanent body of standing water...").
  7. ^ Lal, Brij V.; Fortune, Kate (2000), The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia, vol. 1, University of Hawaii Press, p. 582, ISBN 978-0-8248-2265-1.
  8. ^ Ridgell, Reilly (1995), Pacific Nations and Territories: the Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia (3 ed.), Bess Press, p. 79, ISBN 1-57306-006-2.
  9. ^ Ridgell 1995, p. 92.
  10. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica – Tonga
  11. ^ "Tuvalu", The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency, May 26, 2011, retrieved June 27, 2011.
  12. ^ Green & Commonwealth Secretariat 2006, p. 414.
  13. ^ Green, Richard; Commonwealth Secretariat (2006), The Commonwealth Yearbook 2006, Nexus Strategic Partnerships Ltd., p. 404, ISBN 978-0-9549629-4-4.
  14. ^ Green & Commonwealth Secretariat 2006, p. 405.
  15. ^ "Water Suppliers in the Cayman Islands – Water Authority Cayman". waterauthority.ky. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  16. ^ National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (2006), Pub. 120 Sailing Directions (Planning Guide) Pacific Ocean and Southeast Ocean (4 ed.), ProStar Publications, p. 307, ISBN 1-57785-663-5.

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