10 Points on Euphrates River

1) The Euphrates River holds the title of being the longest and most historically significant river in Western Asia.

2) As a trans-boundary river, it traverses through the countries of Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.

3) Alongside the Tigris River, the Euphrates forms one of the two major rivers of Mesopotamia.

4) Originating in eastern Turkey, the Euphrates then courses through Iraq and Syria.

5) It comes into existence at the convergence of the western and eastern branches of the Euphrates.

6) As it meanders, the Euphrates passes between the prominent ranges of the Taurus Mountains and the Syrian Plateau.

7) Cutting through the western and central regions of Iraq, the river eventually merges with the Tigris.

8) With a length of 2800 km and a vast catchment area of 500,000 square km, the Euphrates is a formidable water body.

9) Contributing to its flow are tributaries like the Sajur, Balikh, and Khabur Rivers, which join in Syria.

10) Cities such as Raqqah, Kufa, and Fallujah are situated along the banks of the Euphrates River.

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