Top 10 Longest Rivers in the World

The measurement of the rivers is varies depending on the source and mouth of the rivers, so that is very difficult to calculate the exact length. The rivers lengths are given under estimations by some exploration till today. There are hundreds of rivers that exceed over 1000 km in length. Most of the longest rivers source is located in the middle of the regions or on the landscapes and many of the rivers taking birth from the high places such as Himalayas, Rain forests. Himalayas forms many rivers and outflow in Arabian and Bay of Bengal and Amazon is the largest rain forest in the world that created many rivers and outflow in Atlantic Ocean. Commonly rivers that are formed by Swamps, Ephemeral Streams.

Some Brazilian and Peruvian analyzes have hinted that the Amazon is the World’s Longest River by its longest linking tidal canal and Adjacent Para estuary. The Nile River has been considered longer traditionally with total length covers 6,650, The Amazon river has length 6,400 km only 250 km shorter than Nile, Anyway the latest studies in the future can change the Longest River in the World. The Following Top 10 longest rivers in the world are by the data provided by the different sources.

The Amazon river from the airNile River

Rank

Rivers Name

Length(km)

Drainage Basin Countries

Outflow

1Nile6,650Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South SudanMediterranean Sea
2Amazon6,400Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, GuyanaAtlantic Ocean
3Yongtze6,300China East China Sea
4Missouri – Mississippi6,275 United States, Canada Gulf of Mexico
5Yenisei5,539 Russia, Mongolia Kara Sea
6Yellow River5,464ChinaBohai Sea
7Ob – Irtysh5,410 Russia, Kazakhstan, China, MongoliaGulf of Ob
8Parana4,880Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, UruguayRio de la Plata
9Congo4,700Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Angola, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Cameroon, Zambia, Burundi, RwandaAtlantic Ocean
10Amur4,444Russia, China, Mongolia Sea of Okhotsk