Name / Description

Tigris River



Length (miles)


Part of / Flows into

Persian Gulf


Additional Notes

Begins in the mountains of Armeniaand is the shorter and more eastern of the two rivers. In ancient times the courses of the Tigris and Euphrates were separate. Their confluence before they flow into the Persian Gulf is very recent. The Tigris has a greater volume of water than the Euphrates and flows faster, making upstream navigating impossible. The powerful and prosperous cities of Nineveh, Calah and Ashur flourished along its shores.

Related Images

external image tn_tigris_euphrates1.jpg
Image Id: 1911

Related Water Bodies

Euphrates River,

Record ID: 173