Benue River

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The River Benue looking south east from Jimeta/Yola.
For the state in Nigeria, see Benue State.

The Benue River or Bénoué River is the major tributary of the Niger River. The river is approximately 1,400 km long and is almost entirely navigable during the summer months. As a result, it is an important transportation route in the regions it flows through.

It rises in the Adamawa Plateau of northern Cameroon, from where it flows west, through the town of Garoua, then into Nigeria south of the Mandara mountains, and through Yola, Ibi and Makurdi before entering the Niger at Lokoja.

The river's major tributary is the Mayo-Kebbi, which during floods connects it with the Logone River, part of the Lake Chad system. The Taraba River is also a tributary. Another major tributary of the River Benue is the River Katsina-Ala.

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Benue River

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