10 Longest Rivers In The World

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1. Nile River, North-East Africa – 6,650 km (4,132 miles). Its water resources are shared by eleven countries, namely, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt.In particular, the Nile is the primary water resource and life artery for Egypt and Sudan

Nile River - longest river in the world

Nile river at Cairo, Egypt

 

2. Amazon River, South America – 6,400 km (3,976 miles). Its the second longest river in the world and is by far the largest by waterflow with an average discharge greater than the next seven largest rivers combined. The Amazon flows in the following countries: Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana

10 Longest Rivers In The World: The Amazon

10 Longest Rivers In The World: The Amazon

 

3. Yangtze River, China – 6,300 km (3,917 miles). The longest river in Asia

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Yangtze River

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Yangtze River

 

4. Mississippi – Missouri – Jefferson, North America – 6,275 km (3,902 miles). The Mississippi flows mainly in the United States (98.5%) and the rest in Canada (1.5%). It flows towards the Gulf of Mexico

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Mississippi River

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Mississippi River

5. Yenisei – Angara – Selenge, Asia – 5,539km (3,445 miles). Flows mainly in Russia (97%) and the rest in Mongolia. The largest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean. Rising in Mongolia, it follows into Russia and drains in Kara Sea

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Yenisei River

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Yenisei River

 

6. Yellow River, China – 5,464km (3,395 miles) Also known as Huang He, it is the second-longest river in Asia after the Yangtze

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Yellow River, China

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Yellow River, China

 

7. Ob – Irtysh, Asia – 5,410km (3,364 miles), It flows in the following countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Ob River, China

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Ob River, China


8. Paraná – Río de la Plata, South America – 4,880km (3,030 miles). Flows in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay

10 Longest Rivers In The World:Parana River

10 Longest Rivers In The World:Parana River

 

9. Congo – Chambeshi, Africa – 4,700km (2,922 miles) – The world’s deepest river with measured depths in excess of 220 m (720 ft). It is the third largest river in the world by volume of water discharged

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Congo River

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Congo River

 

10. Amur – Argun, Asia – 4,444km (2,763 miles). The river forms the border between the Russian Far East and Northeastern China

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Amur River

10 Longest Rivers In The World: Amur River

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