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10 Longest Rivers in the World

The measurement of the rivers is depending on the source, mouth, and journey of the rivers, quite difficult to calculate the exact length. There are hundreds of rivers longer than 1000 km The Himalayas in Asia forms many rivers and end up in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Amazon is the largest rainforest in the world that created many rivers and end up in the Atlantic Ocean. Africa is a continent with many long and large rivers which merge in the Atlantic ocean and Indian oceans.

The Nile is the longest river in the world with a total length reaches 6,650 km. In addition, the amazon river is 250 km shorter than the Nile river. Some Brazilian and Peruvian analyzes have hinted that the Amazon is the longest river, the Amazon river has a length of 6,400 km.

Amazon river, Photo by Ivars Utināns on Unsplash
Rank
Rivers Name
Length(km)
Drainage Basin
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
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