10 World’s Longest Rivers

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 into the Atlantic ocean and Indian oceans.

The Nile is the longest river in the world with a total length reaching 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
Rivers Name
Drainage Basin
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

1. Nile River

The Nile River is the world’s longest, flowing through 11 countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, and Egypt. The two main tributaries are the White and Blue Niles, which are considered the principal streams.

Water Basin: 3,400,000 km2
Length: 6,650 Km (4232 Miles)

2. Amazon River

Amazon is a well-known and vital river. It has the greatest water flow, with a discharge volume of around 209,000 cubic meters per second. The river flows across three countries: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The Amazon River contains approximately 1,100 tributaries, with 17 of them running for more than 1500 kilometers.

Water Basin: 7,050,000 km2
Length: 6,400 Km

3. Yangtze River

The Yangtze, the whole river that runs through China, is Asia’s biggest river. It passes through several famous Chinese towns as well as various scenery such as rain forests, deserts, valleys, Rocky Mountains, and Icy Places. The Yangtze River is the most important river in China for people and the economy.

Water Basin: 1,808,500 km2
Length: 6,300 Km

4. Mississippi-Missouri River System

Over 98.5 % of the River system is in the United States, 1.5% in Canada. The Three Rivers, notably the Mississippi (3,767 km), Missouri (3,766 km), and Jefferson (83 miles) form a total length of 6,275 km.

Water Basin: 1,151,000 and 529,350 km2
Length: 6,275 Km

5. Yenisei–Angara–Selenge River System

The Yenisei River, which is mostly in Russia and only 2.9 percent in Mongolia, empties into the Kara Sea, and its primary tributaries are the Angara and Selenge rivers.

Water Basin: 2,580,000km2
Length: 5,539 Km

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