Top 10 Longest Rivers of the World
In this article, we will let you know the top 10 longest rivers in the world. You must know that the Nile River is the longest in the world with a length of 6650km, Lake Victoria is considered to be the source of the river. While Amazon is the second-longest river in the world with a length of 6575km. And also Amazon River is the largest river in the world by discharge volume of water.
Here is the top 10 longest rivers in the world with its name, length location and drainage.
|S. No||River Name||Length (Km)||Location||Drain|
|2.||Amazon||6575||South America||Atlantic Ocean|
|3.||Yangtze||6300||China||South China Sea|
|4.||Mississippi||6275||USA||Gulf Of Mexico|
|7.||Ob Irtysh||5410||Russia||Gulf of Ob|
|8.||Parana||4880||Uruguay||Rio de la Plata|
|10.||Amur||4480||Asia||Sea of Okhotsk|
Here is the length of the river, just take a Quickview:
- Nile- 6650Km
- Amazon- 6575Km
- Yangtze- 6300Km
- Mississippi- 6275Km
- Yenisei-Angara- 5539Km
- Yellow- 5464Km
- Ob-Irtysh- 5410Km
- Parana- 4880Km
- Congo- 4700Km
- Amur- 4480Km
The 10 Longest Rivers in the World Details:-
The longest river in the world, the Nile, stretches 3,715 miles from its source in Burundi to its mouth on the Mediterranean Sea near Alexandria. However, rivers are not all the same length; some are longer than others, and only their source to mouth measurement counts in their titles as longest rivers or biggest rivers of the world. In honor of World Rivers Day on September 20th, we have compiled a list of the ten longest rivers in the world according to this measurement
1. Nile River
The Nile River is a large river that flows northward through northeastern Africa. The source of the Nile is Lake Victoria, and its basin (the area through which the water flows) occupies about two-thirds of the lake’s basin. The White Nile has two main tributaries, one that flows into Sudan from Lake Victoria and the other that branches off at Khartoum and flows into Egypt.
2. Amazon River
The Amazon River is a truly phenomenal body of water. It flows through nine nations, provides water to more than 20 million people and drains an area more than four times that of Texas. In addition to being one of the longest rivers in the world, it’s also one of its deepest. The mouth is 1,075 feet deep and could fill Lake Erie twice over with just seven inches left over for Niagara Falls
3. Yangtze River
Asia’s longest river and the world’s third longest, the Yangtze River stretches 6,300 miles from Qinghai to Shanghai. A thaw or heavy rain can swell it to over 15 miles wide. He was also one of the two rivers first named in China.
4. Mississippi River
The longest river in North America, second-longest in the world, and third-largest by volume flow—the Mississippi is an awesome waterway. While it mostly flows through the U.S., it crosses into Canada near Lake Winnipeg and drains into Hudson Bay; at nearly 2,300 miles (3,700 km) long, its drainage basin is larger than any other river on Earth. It is the fourth-longest river in the world
5. Yenisei-Angara River
The Yenisei-Angara River (Russian: Енисей-Ангарская река) is a river, 1,290 kilometres (820 mi) long, which flows into the Kara Sea. This river is formed by two sources – Upper Angara River and Lower Angara River.
6. Yellow River
The Yellow River is a major river in Asia. It has two major tributaries, one coming from Tibet and another from southern Mongolia. In total it is 5,464km long. Its drainage basin covers an area of 795,000 square kilometres (307,000 sq mi). Its name comes from its yellowish-brown color.
7. Ob Irtysh River
The Ob River is long, winding, and navigable. In addition to being one of the 10 longest rivers in the world, it’s also one of Russia’s largest waterways. There are at least five hydroelectric dams located along its banks. Surgut, a city of over 500,000 people, is located on its banks as well. The cities of Nizhnevartovsk and Novy Urengoy are near its headwaters as well.
8. Parana River
The Parana is a river located mostly in Brazil, with a small section crossing into Argentina. The Iguazu River is its main tributary, and when combined with its tributaries, it forms an important waterway that flows north into Santa Catarina state, where it joins with other tributaries to form the Iguazu River proper. The Parana forms part of Brazil’s border with Argentina, and thus waters much of Paraná and south-central Brazil.
9. Congo River
At 4,700 miles long, the Congo River is one of the top 10 longest rivers in the world. It has been recorded that it takes 1 month to go from source to end and 6 days from Kinshasa (the capital city) to Matadi. That river is also famous for its natural environment as it passes through the Kisangani jungle. The important facts about it are: In Africa, Congo Basin on sixth place with million kilometers square area.
10. Amur River
It is 4480 km long and has its source in Mongolia. It flows from China through Russia, then through Khabarovsk Krai, Magadan Oblast, and Kamchatka Krai. The largest city along its banks is Blagoveshchensk. It enters the Sea of Okhotsk by Birobidzhan.