Euphrates river, in the region of Sanliurfa, Turkey. Photo: sly06.
The early stretches of the Euphrates river, here in Turkey. Photo: Nik Wheeler/Corbis.
The Euphrates near the village of Dura Europos, southeastern Syria. Photo: Verity Cridland.
The Euphrates at Al-Anbar, Iraq. Photo: Jayel Aheram.
An Iraqi barrage of the Euphrates, 100 km northwest of Ramadi. Photo: ESA/NASA.
River in the Middle East, rising in Turkey, passing through Syria before it ends in Iraq where together with Tigris it forms the Shatt al-Arab riverway.
The Euphrates is 2,735 km long and has a discharge of 900,000 liters per second. The surface of the river is 450,000 kmē. The Euphrates gets 90% of its water from Turkey, through a set of tributary rivers like Karasu, Murat, and Khabur.
About 1,230 km of the run is in Turkey, 710 km in Syria, and 1,060 km in Iraq.