15 Asia’s longest Rivers – Top Rivers by length

Asia combined by many large countries with great landscapes, high altitude and low temperate places, the tributary of the river make the mouth larger and the measurement is hard as that compiles many sub rivers. The measurement of most rivers listed are just approximations, still there are many discussion about the longest rivers. The sources of the Rivers in Asia are primarily from Icy Mountains, rainwater, and Streams. There are thousands of rivers merging into the ocean primarily from countries including India, China, and Russia in Asia. The Yangtze is the longest River in Asia with the length of 6,300 km, located completely in China and the Drainage area of about 1.8 million km2 and merging into the East China Sea.

15. Ganges–Hooghly–Padma

The Ganges is the Primary River which merges in Ganges Delta at the Bay of Bengal, the Hooghly and Padma are the small rivers which join to the Ganges. Originates in Gangotri Glaciet and many cities have been located on its banks.

Length: 2,620 km
Outflow: Bay of Bengal
Countries: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, China

longest Rivers in Asia - Ganges


14. Vilyuy

The Vilyuy River completely flows in Russia and merge to the ocean at Lena, it drains in 454,000 square km of area and discharge water of 1,480 cubic meters per second.

Length: 2,650 km
Outflow: Lena
Countries: Russia

longest Rivers in Asia - Vilyuy River


13. Brahmaputra–Tsangpo

The Tsangpo River merges to Brahmaputra River, it originates in Chemayungdung Glacier in the Himalayas in Tibet, the both rivers discharge volume is 19,300 m3/s and drainage area of 1,730,000 square km.

Length: 2,948 km
Outflow: Ganges
Countries: India (58.0%), China (19.7%), Nepal (9.0%), Bangladesh (6.6%), Disputed India/China (4.2%), Bhutan (2.4%)

longest Rivers in Asia - Brahmaputra–Tsangpo


12. Lower Tunguska

The entire river flows in Russia with the total drainage area of 473,000 and 3,600 m3/s of water discharge at the Yenisei. The central Siberian Plateau originates the river and primary water source of Lower Tunguska.

Length: 2,989 km
Outflow: Yenisei
Countries: Russia

longest Rivers in Asia - Lower Tunguska


11. Salween

Salween River flows majorly in China and Myanmar and a little part in Thailand and merges in the Andaman Sea. The drainage area is 324,000 square km and the discharge around 3,153 m3/s of water.

Length: 3,060 km
Outflow: Andaman Sea
Countries: China (52.4%), Myanmar (43.9%), Thailand (3.7%)

longest Rivers in Asia - Salween River


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