10 LENGTHIEST RIVERS IN THE WORLD

Sakshi Nagar 29-08-2022 06:26 PM Adventure

A river is called a stream flowing on the ground, whose source is usually a lake, glacier, spring, or rainwater, and gets absorbed in an ocean or lake. Rivers play a huge role in the life of flora, fauna, and humans on our planet. Rivers have been flowing on the planet for billions of years, with the history of many civilizations and empires on the banks of many rivers. In this article, we have listed the names of the top 10 longest rivers in the world along with their length in kilometers and miles.

1. NILE RIVER, AFRICA

In this list, the world's largest river Nile is in the first place. The length of the Nile River is 6650 kilometers i.e. 4132 miles. The two tributaries of the Nile are the White Nile and the Blue Nile. The Nile originates from Lake Victoria, Africa's largest, and drains into the Mediterranean Sea in the north, crossing the eastern part of the vast Sahara desert.

2. AMAZON RIVER, SOUTH AMERICA

The second largest river on this list is the Amazon River. The length of the Amazon River is 6,400 km. It is the largest river in the world in terms of volume. This river flows through eight countries of the world. It is the largest river in the world by the density of water. The water flowing in this river is one-fifth of all other rivers in the world. The width of this river becomes 190 km during the rainy season. The world's largest e-commerce company Amazon is named after this river.

3. YANGTZE RIVER, CHINA

The third largest river on this list is the Yangtze River. It is the largest river in Asia with a length of 6300 km. The 'Three Grogres Dam' has been built on this river, which is the world's largest hydroelectric power station. In China, this river is known as Chen Jiang. This river, which originates from the mountainous region of Sikang, joins the East China Sea.

4. MISSISSIPPI-MISSOURI RIVER, US

The Mississippi-Missouri River is in fourth place on this list. The length of this river is 6,275 km. The tributary of this river is Missouri and the tributary of Missouri is the Jefferson. For this reason, this river is known as the Mississippi-Missouri River. The source of the Mississippi River is considered to be Lake Itasca.

5. YENISEI RIVER, RUSSIA

The Yenisei river is in fifth place on this list. The length of this river is 5539 km. The origin of this river is in the middle of Mongolia. This river flows through the middle of Mongolia and joins the Antarctic Ocean through many parts of Russia.

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6. YELLOW RIVER, CHINA

The Yellow River comes in sixth place on this list. In China, this river is also known as Huang He. The length of this river is 5464 km. It flows through China, Tibet, India, and Bangladesh. It is the deepest river in the world.

7. OB-IRTYSH RIVER, RUSSIA

The Ob-Irtysh (Ob) river comes in seventh place on this list. The Ob Irtysh River is also known as the Ob River. This river flows in Russia and Kazakhstan. Its length is 5410 km. It is considered the third largest river in Siberia.

8. PARANÁ RIVER, SOUTH AMERICA

The Paraná River is in eighth place on this list. Its length is about 4880 kilometers. The Paraná River is considered the longest river in South America after the Amazon River. This river flows from Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina and joins the Antarctic Ocean. The meaning of Parana is 'big river like the sea'.

9. CONGO RIVER, AFRICA

Congo river boats are ranked in this list. Its length is 4,700 km. This river is also known as the Zaire River. The Congo River is the longest river in Africa after the Nile of Africa

10. AMUR RIVER, RUSSIA

The Amur river is in tenth place on this list. The Amur River is known as Heilongjiang or Black Dragon River in China. The total length of the Amur River is 4,444 km.

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