20 World’s Longest and Largest Rivers

The scale of measurement of rivers includes many factors such as source, mouth, the landscapes, River flow from high to low altitude Area mainly to the Ocean and that could through places like valleys, mountains, plain or between the forests which it almost looks like the snake in shape. The longest rivers basically created by thousands of streams and tributaries, there are discussion whether the Nile or the Amazon is the world’s longest River, some studies by the experts suggested that Amazon is the longest River, the official report for now recorded the Nile is the longest River in the World with primary water source of Egypt and Sudan.

1. Nile River


Nile River is the longest in the World shared by 11 countries namely Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, DP Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Egypt. The main tributaries are White Nile and the Blue Nile which considered being the primary stream.

Water Basin: 3,400,000 km2
Length: 6,650 Km

2. Amazon River


The Most popular and Crucial River, it has largest in water flow with discharge of around 209,000 cubic meters per second, the River sharing 3 countries that is to say Brazil, Colombia and Peru. It has over 1,100 tributaries, 17 are over 1500 kilometers in length.

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

3. Yangtze River


The Yangtze River completely in the country of China is the largest river in Asia it flows through many notable cities of china and different landscapes including rain forests, deserts, valleys, Rocky Mountains and Ice mass. Yangtze River is the most important one for people’s life and economy in the history of China.

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

4. Mississippi-Missouri River System

Over 98.5% of the River system located in United States and rest in Canada, the Three River gather namely Mississippi (3,767 km), Missouri (3,766 km) and Jefferson (83 miles) which the total length of 6,275 km.

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


5. Yenisei–Angara–Selenge River System


Mainly called Yensei River is the located in Russia and just 2.9% in Mongolia, Outflow to Kara Sea, and its main tributaries are Angara and Selenge River.

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

6. Yellow River


This river also located entirely in China, originating in Bayan Har Mountains, it flows through nine states and is the second largest river Asia after Yongtze River.

Water Basin: 752,000 km2
Length: 5,464 Km

7. Ob–Irtysh


The Ob River in Russia and Irtysh River which flows in Russia, Kazakhstan, China and Mangolia together set record for seventh longest river in the World.

Water Basin: 2,990,000 km2
Length: 5,410 Km

8. Parana – Rio de la Plata


Rio de la Plata is the outflow of the river and shared countries in the drainage basin namely Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay.

Water Basin: 2,582,672 km2
Length: 4,880 Km

9. Congo–Chambeshi


This River flows in many Central African countries and merge in Atlantic Ocean, second longest river in the continent of Africa, this river is the crucial for peoples and transportation from hundreds of years.
Water Basin: 3,680,000 km2

Length: 4,700 Km

10. Amur–Argun River


It merged in Sea of Okhotsk and shares countries with Russia, China and Mongolia, Here in the river the Kaluga called fish has maximum population the river has many tributaries including Shika, Zeya, Ergune and Huma.

Water Basin: 1,855,000 km2
Length: 4,444 Km

11. Lena

Water Basin: 2,490,000 km2
Length: 4,400 Km

location: Russia

12. Mekong

Water Basin: 810,000 km2
Length: 4,350 Km

location: China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

13. Mackenzie–Slave–Peace–Finlay River system

Water Basin: 1,790,000 km2
Length: 4,240 Km

location: Canada

14. Niger

Water Basin: 2,090,000 km2
Length: 4,200 Km

location: Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Algeria, Guinea, Cameroon, Burkina Faso

15. Murray–Darling

Water Basin: 1,061,000 km2
Length: 3,672 Km

location: Australia

16. Tocantins–Araguaia

Water Basin: 950,000 km2
Length: 3,650 Km

location: Brazil

17. Volga

Water Basin: 1,380,000 km2
Length: 3,645 km

location: Russia

18. Shatt al-Arab – Euphrates

Water Basin: 884,000 km2
Length: 3,590 Km

location: Iraq, Turkey, Syria

19. Madeira–Mamore–Grande–Caine–Rocha

Water Basin: 1,485,200 km2
Length: 4,380 Km

location: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru

20. Purus

Water Basin: 63,166 km2
Length: 3,211 Km
location: Brazil, Peru

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