The world has many longest rivers but have you ever thought which river is the longest? , Actually measuring rivers length is very difficult and the measurement of rivers in the sense of length will work only on approximations. There are many disagreements between the scientists that which river is the longest between Amazon and Nile. We are also listing the rivers around the world and the data is based on what the majority researchers agree upon. There are three factors on which the researchers have listed the rivers namely length, drainage area and the river’s average discharge.
Since billions of years, these rivers are flowing and have seen many civilisation and empires rise and fall. Rivers can also be considered as nature beautiful creation where billions of waters flowing through the land and moving towards the sea.
Longest River Around the World
1. Nile River
It is one of the major rivers of North-East Africa. The river has a length of 6,650 km which make it the longest river in the world. The water of Nile River is shared by 11 countries namely Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. The Egypt people are very much dependent on the river and mostly live on or near the river. Read about some of the most beautiful waterfalls around the world and also about spectacular waterfalls in India.
2. Amazon River
The Amazon River has the length of 6,400 km which makes it the second-longest river in the world. The river is also the one of the widest in the world. The river starts from South America and ends in the Atlantic Ocean. The river is so much powerful that it discharges 8 trillion of water from its mouth every day. You will also find interesting reading about the fact about rivers.
3. Yangtze River
It is also called Chang Jiang. The rivers cover about 6,418 kilometres while it goes into the East China Sea at Shanghai. It originates from the glaciers of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai. The Yangtze River is the largest in Asia. The river is a home to the one third population china.
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4. Mississippi River
The river is the chief source of the largest river system in North America. The river covers around 4,070 km. It flows entirely in the United States. The drainage basins of the river also reach Canada. The rivers pass through the borders of Minnesota, Lowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. The river has many tributaries and it is also rated as the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world. These facts make it one of the most famous and longest rivers in the world.
The Yenisei can also be written as Yenisey. The river rises in Mongolia then flows through Russia and finally drains into the Kara Sea. It is the largest part of the Siberian Rivers that flows into the Arctic Ocean making it one of the longest river in the world. Also, read about incredible natural swimming pools in the world.
6. Yellow River
It is the third longest river in Asia. It flows around 5,464 kilometres before it drains into the Bohai Sea near the city of Dongying in Shandong province. In the whole journey, the river covers 9 provinces. It is also the second largest river in China after Yangtze River.
7. Ob River
It is one of the most important rivers in western Siberia, Russia. It flows around 5,410km.It is also the junction of Katun and Biya rivers. It is the westernmost of the three great Siberian Rivers that flows into the Arctic Ocean. The other two are Yenisei River and the Lena River. If we see them together they are one of the longest rivers in the world.
8. Parana River
The source of the river is in South America. It flows through the three countries namely Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. If we consider the length it is the second largest river in the South America and one of the longest river in the world.
9. Congo River
The river originates in Africa. Along with the 9th longest river in the world, it is also the world deepest river. The river along with its whole tributaries flows along the Congo rainforest which is the second rainforest after Amazon Rainforest. In the past, it is also known as Zaire River. It is also the third largest river in the world by volume of water discharged. Nature has given many beautiful lakes around the world.
10. Amur River
It is the border between the Russian Far East and Northeastern China and one of the longest river in the world. It is also known as Heilong Jiang. The river flows east forming the border between Russian Far East and Northeastern China after that it will create a great arc towards the south-east where it will add many tributaries and passes through many small towns. You will also like reading about largest islands in the world.