25 Longest Rivers in Europe

Europe is the Small Continent with many rich countries, and rich natural diversity as well. There are hundreds of rivers in the continent, many of them rises in Russia (Euro-Russia). Longest and largest river are merged into the Sea and there are also many longest and largest rivers which merge into major rivers, called Tributaries. Europe is cool, icy place and some part of Russia called Euro-Asia many of the rivers rises here. 25 longest rivers in Europe, measured officially.

25. Neman

Nerman

The Neman is a major European river, originates in Southwest of Minksk in Belarus at 176 meters, and merges in Baltic Sea in Curonian Lagoon, west of Silute in Lithuania.

Length: 914 km
Drainage area (km2): 98,200
Outflow: Baltic Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Belarus, Lithuania, Russia

24. Sava

Sava River

The Sava is the river originates in Zelenci, In Kranjsk Gora, Slovenia at 833 meters. there are many cities along Sava river bank, many tributaries. It merges to Danube River in Belgrade in Serbia.

Length: 940 km
Drainage area (km2): 97,713
Outflow: Danube River
Countries (In the drainage basin): Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia

23. Prut

Prut River

The Prut is the river in Eastern Europe, it originates on the eastern slope of the Mount Hoveria in the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine, and merge to Danube river (a second longest river in Europe).

Length: 953 km
Drainage area (km2): 27,500
Outflow: Danube River
Countries (In the drainage basin): Ukraine, Romania, Moldova

22. Tisza

Tisza river

The Tisza is the main river of Hungary as it entirely flowed within the kingdom of Hungary, it begins in near Rashiv in Ukraine and water source from Eastern Carpathians (2,020 meters) in Ukraine.

Length: 965 km
Drainage area (km2): 156,087
Outflow: Black Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia

21. Khoper

Khoper River

The Khoper, also called Khopyor is the biggest left tributary of the Don river, its average discharge is 5,300 cu ft/s, it merges to Don river ( the fifth longest river in Europe). its mouth width is 300 meters.

Length: 1,010 km
Drainage area (km2): 61,100
Outflow: Don River
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia

20. Loire

Loire river

The Loire is the longest and one of the major river in France, it rises in the southeastern quarter of the Massif Central in Ardeche at 1,350 meters, it merges in the Atlantic ocean in Saint-Nazaire in France.

Length: 1,012 km
Drainage area (km2): 115,271
Outflow: Atlantic Ocean
Countries (In the drainage basin): France

19. Daugava

Daugava River

The Daugava river starts in Valdai Hills (221 meters) in Russia, end in Gulf Riga in Baltic Sea in Latvia. The river flows through three countries including 325 km in Russia, 338 km in Belarus, and 352 km in Latvia.

Length: 1,020 km
Drainage area (km2): 87,900
Outflow: Gulf of Riga
Countries (In the drainage basin): Belarus, Latvia, Russia

18. Tagus

Tagus River

The Tagus river rises in Montes Universales, Aragon in Spain at the elevation of 1,593 meters and merges to Atlantic ocean near Lisbon in Portugal. It has many tributaries, and it is the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula.

Length: 1,038 km
Drainage area (km2): 80,100
Outflow: The Atlantic Ocean near
Countries (In the drainage basin): Spain, Portugal

17. Vistula

Vistula River

The Vistula is the largest and longest river in Poland, it begins in Barania Gora (elevation 1,106 meters) in Poland and ends in Baltic Sea, near Swilbno in Poland. Its main tributaries are Nida, Pilica, Bzura, Brda, Wda, Dunajec, Wisloka, San, Wieprz, Narew and Drweca.

Length: 1,047 km
Drainage area (km2): 194,424
Outflow: Baltic Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Poland

16. Donets

Donets River

The Donets river rises in Prokhorovsky district (elevation 200 meters) in Belgorod oblast in Russia, is the fourth longest river in Ukraine and largest river in eastern Ukraine, also the largest tributary of Don river. This river flows within forest and home for Animals and birds.

Length: 1,050 km
Drainage area (km2): 98,900
Outflow: Don River
Countries (In the drainage basin): Ukraine, Russia

15. Elbe

Elbe River

The Elbe river starts in the Krkonose Mountains of the northern Czech Republic flows through Germany merge into the North Sea, it discharge average 30,724 cu ft/s of water.

Length: 1,091 km
Drainage area (km2): 148,268
Outflow: North Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Czech Republic, Germany

14. Vychegda River

Vychegda River

The Vychegda River rises in the Northern Dvina in Russia (European part) at the elevation of 41 meters. it is the tributary to the Northern Dvina and its main water sources are the northern Ural mountains.

Length: 1,130 km
Drainage area (km2): 121,000
Outflow: Northern Dvina River
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia

13. Desna

Desna River

The Desna River is the left tributary of Dnieper river, it begins in Smolensk Heights in Russia and merges to Desna belt near Kiev in Ukraine. It discharge average 12,713 cu ft/s of water.

Length: 1,130 km
Drainage area (km2): 88,900
Outflow: Dnieper river
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia, Ukraine

12. Rhine

Rhine river

The Rhine River rises in the Swiss canton of Graubunden in Switzerland. its discharge average of 102,413 cu ft/s, merges into the North Sea in Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam in Netherland.

Length: 1,230 km
Drainage area (km2): 198,735
Outflow: North Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg

11. Vyatka

Vyatka River

The Vyatka River is start in northern parts of Udmurtia in Kirov Oblast in Russia, a right tributary of the kama river, it discharge average 31,000 cu ft/s.

Length: 1,370 km
Drainage area (km2): 129,000
Outflow: Kama River
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia

10. Dniester

Dniester river ukraine

The Dniester river originates in Ukrainian Carpathians in Ukraine at the elevation of 900 meters. its average discharge is 10,948 cu ft/s and merges into Black sea on the Ukranian territory again.

Length: 1,362 km
Drainage area (km2): 68,627
Outflow: Black Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Ukraine, Moldova

9. Belaya

Belaya river russia

The Belaya River originate and end in Russia, its rises and source lie in Iremel mountain in Bashkortostan in Russia. Belaya river merges into Kama River.

Length: 1,420 km
Drainage area (km2): 142,000
Outflow: Kama River (Caspian Sea)
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia

8. Oka

Oka River

The Oka river is the largest right tributary of Volga River, it rises in Oryol Oblast (226-meter elevation) in Russia. It has over dozen major tributaries, and many towns and cities are on the Oka.

Length: 1,500 km
Drainage area (km2): 245,000 km
Outflow: Volga River (Caspian Sea)
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia

7. Kama

Kama River

The Kama River rises in Udmurt Republic (360 meter altitude) in Russia, and ends in Volga. It is one of the largest in discharge (140,000 cu ft/s).

Length: 1,805 km
Drainage area (km2): 507,000
Outflow: Volga River (Caspian Sea)
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia

6. Pechora

Pechora River, Russia

It originates on the west side of the Ural Mountains (at 630 meter elevation), located in the northwest Russia. Its average discharge is 145,000 cu ft/s and ranked third by annual discharge.

Length: 1,809 km
Drainage area (km2): 322,000
Outflow: Barents Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia

5. Don

Don River

The Don River is originates in Novomoskovsk, Tula Oblast (at 238 meter elevation) in Russia with average discharge 33,019 cu ft/s.

Length: 1,870 km
Drainage area (km2): 425,600
Outflow: Sea of Azov
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia, Ukraine

4. Dnieper

Dnieper River, Russia

The Dnieper River is the fourth longest river in Europe, it rising near Smolensk in Russia, and its main water source is from Valdai Hills located at 220 meters above sea level.

Length: 2,287 km
Drainage area (km2): 516,300
Outflow: Black Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia, Belarus, Ukraine

3. Ural

Ural River Russia

Ural River, also known as Yaik, it originates in the southern Ural Mountains in western Russia and ends at the Caspian sea just below Atyrau City.

Length: 2,428 km
Drainage area (km2): 237,000
Outflow: Caspian Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia, Kazakhstan

2. Danube

Danube River Germany

It is the longest river in the European Union region, originates in the town of Donaueshingen in the Black Forest of Germany. Danube River flows through 9 countries and merges in Black sea.

Length: 2,860 km
Drainage area (km2): 817,000
Outflow: Black Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Romania (28.9%), Hungary (11.7%), Austria (10.3%), Serbia (10.3%), Germany (7.5%), Slovakia (5.8%), Bulgaria (5.2%), Croatia (4.5%).

1. Volga

Volga River Map, Russia

The Volga is the longest river in Europe, also largest river by discharge (284,636 cu ft/s). It originates in Valdai Hills in Tver Oblast at the elevation of 225 meters.

Length: 3,692 km
Drainage area (km2): 1,380,000
Outflow: Caspian Sea
Countries (In the drainage basin): Russia

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